Poem: Stillness

17Mar12

In frigid stone corridors echo silence.
Cease wearisome words, shut up blind men:
All is known by stillness.  Calculate;
To understand only wait fully.  Concentrate;
Through man’s crypt of eons march in hush.  Meditate;
Alone anticipate;
In communion consecrate each hallowed moment;
Let this erring orb remember its neighbors.  To the speaker
Silence is folly.

(July 21, 1975)

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2 Responses to “Poem: Stillness”

  1. 1 Mary

    I have read several of your poems. This is by far my favorite of what I’ve read. Rather than explaining (which you really love to do given your other writing), you let words echo with your experience. I feel this one.


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