The Stone Remains Silent Even When Disturbed

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The Stone Remains Silent Even When Disturbed

In whose tongue
do you dream?
I fall closer to death

than birth, yet
the moon’s sliver
still parts the bare

branches and an unfilled
trench divides the
ground. Bit by bit,

we separate – you
remain in the earth,
recumbent, as I gather

years in stride.
Even the rain
leaves us alone.

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This first appeared in December 2015.

37 thoughts on “The Stone Remains Silent Even When Disturbed

  1. Those lines (“you / remain in the earth / recumbent, as I gather // years in stride”) unforgettable! Another powerful beauty, Bob!

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  2. What a mesmerizing, mixed blessing it is to be given a rare, forbidden glimpse into a notion to which we’re simply not supposed to be privy, to be informed as to a question we didn’t know we weren’t asking, to which it may be just as well that there’s no answer forthcoming… *head spinning*

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