Monday, January 21, 2008

Singing Emptiness

Only in emptiness, the song.
And for that you can ask the humming wind
in the spaces between the power lines
for that you can ask the hollow
in the center of a cello. Like
the God-void resounding
in the center of my heart.

The road forks at every step
and you walk straight ahead
leaving a million branches filled
with singing emptiness.

17 comments:

forgetfulone said...

Beautiful poem.

Pauline said...

the road forks at every step - I had not thought in that way, but how true! And how beautifully put.

Prats said...

its so tru, how at every step of our lives we face this challenge...
lovely words

Redness said...

Exactly - the road forks at every step, every one as important as the next! Beautifully said. Thank YOU!

jadey said...

I love your poem and your words say so much in such a little space good job.

Preethi said...

Really beautiful words.. the road does fork at every step
At the Crossroad

tumblewords said...

Right on! I hadn't thought about the 'each step' concept - but for sure, it's true.

Richard said...

this one was really well done. nice work.

Mary Timme said...

While I was laughing at Redness's unique turn, I was moved by this one, by the shear beauty. Rats, I forgot which 'sheer to use!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Loved the concept of "humming wind" instantly! I can hear the wires singing in your words!

A beautiful write!

Smiles and Light

Crafty Green Poet said...

how true the importance of the emptiness to the song

Rob Kistner said...

Very powerful... excellent! ;)

Thinking aloud said...

each step...how very true! very very nice!!!

Karina said...

This one left me feeling a bit sad, but it sure was beautiful. Thank you.

Karina said...

This one left me feeling a bit sad, but it sure was beautiful. Thank you.

SlyGly said...

Lovely word choices; I like it!

Nonbalanced said...

I love the connections you make:
Cello strings - Power lines
The humming of the wind - humming of power through the lines; humming of cello strings...

I think that first stanza has something really strong in there. Maybe push it further? I don't know.. Its powerful though.

Nice work!