may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Monday, December 12, 2011

if we do not know

we can posit.Silence before (and after)us
Within our tiny range of hearing(beneath the capacity of dogs)-
we attune to harmonies and cacophonies,signal and static
Some seek to extend our listening skills
by Stockhausen,Cage,Stravinsky collage/montage
by stressing spaces and silences,rather than chords and notes
Art outside frames-on walls,in lives(embedded)
yet are we most comfortable with familiars-
with concerts(live)we attend together
such as Handel's MESSIAH with its huge choruses
and battalions of singers trumpeting belief
It is as if the British Empire rose up together
and sang patriotic tunes to their God and King
No doubt,hesitation nor limit (apart from budget considerations)
Here is where the human voice becomes birdsong
and birds en massed as butterflies of colored sounds
and we all RISE as one(as that King once did)
and re-enact a ritual as old as Empires-

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