Parable of Sound

This entry is part 15 of 92 in the series Morning Porch Poems: Spring 2011


Never made new, only
made over— And so at the end

of the tale, the seeker finds
himself in the basement, in the vault

of an ice fort, somewhere in a remote
valley— In the stillness of a room,

a fire burns: old furniture, parts
of other buildings. Dust motes

make hundreds of shadows but only one
vibrates to the sound of his waking

heart. When he finds his voice, the eaves
drop their long-chiseled burdens. The world

is etched with a flurry of wings, the call
of crows; moaning, laughing, weeping.


In response to an entry from the Morning Porch.

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