The Sound of Me with You

There’s a poem I cannot write —
I just don’t have the words.

What lyrics could ever fit themselves
into a silence that lovingly swallows
them whole before they reach an ear?

This song came before any ears,
before any tongue began to move.

It’s a tune we hum together, me and you,
twined sounds from our own silence.

We rhyme — one sound me, one sound
you — it works, it hums, so we become
one singing poem, no longer merely
made-up words, not a thing that one
can hear or not, sing or not, or say
in any way except with silence.

Still, we hum away, not knowing
one song from the next, just tunes
to instantly forget while captivated
by the next – a cavalcade of greatest hits,
played again for the ones we missed.

A poem-song’s humming through us,
not a memory or tingling sensation,
nor refrain from some by-gone day –

just the bliss of what we cannot say,
and yet we say it anyway, the word
that goes unspoken, the same way
we go too, a hum of rest in motion –
the joyful sound of me with you.


About Bob OHearn

My name is Bob O'Hearn, and I live with my Beloved Mate, Mazie, in the foothills of the Northern California Sierra Nevada Mountains. I have a number of blog sites you may enjoy: Photo Gallery: Essays on the Conscious Process: Compiled Poetry and Prosetry: Verses and ramblings on life as it is: Verses and Variations on the Investigation of Mind Nature: Verses on the Play of Consciousness: Poetic Fiction, Fable, Fantabulation: Poems of the Mountain Hermit: Love Poems from The Book of Yes: Autobiographical Fragments, Memories, Stories, and Tall Tales: Ancient and modern spiritual texts, creatively refreshed: Writings from selected Western Mystics, Classic and Modern: Wisdom of a Spirit Guide: Thank You!
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2 Responses to The Sound of Me with You

  1. marcelvuijst says:

    And then she whispered;
    “What we are together is deatless”

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