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VxPoem ID: 44479
Posted: October 26th. 2013 9:35:21 PM
Age Group: Adult
Author Unknown. I am Shareing this from;
the voices of the dead
are you with me, grandfather?
do you hear me, spirits of the past?
is the night hurrying because of you?
the answers are not in unhoped for words
but the images of night: the cloak,
the stillborn wind ripping brown leaves,
rain on the sidewalk, clay earth
becoming mud, mute stars,
the tree sighing as it dies, the ending
of the day, the halo of dawn,
the nighttouch, the wolves' howl,
the heart, the soul of the dark.
because we know, we know you well.
the voices of the dead carry
my heart, whispering, wind-voiced.
what do they know but time?
timelessness is not theirs; they surpass it,
as they surpass the images of night.
my time is coming. I must leave,
as we all must, as the dead have,
wandering in their cities of different light,
strange and still, touching each other
as they pass, tenderly,
with the fingertips, as they pass,
Author's Notes: Blessed Be
Author's Location: Victoria, British Columbia
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