Stone`Shouts

Bruce Moore thevenuebloomington.com

Bruce Moore     thevenuebloomington.com

The heart sings
melodies the ears
untuned as they are
cannot recognize
Stone`shouts

The rocks cannot
grow blue`berries
without a hand’s help
Some stones make
better road`ways

Other stones
are not silent at all
their grace not sweet
on one’s palate as
to one’s soul

All such stones
heart`whisperers
speak of the fracturing
mountain into sea
heart into hand

The hand feeds
the human appetite
Grace the human spirit
To the hungry heart
all stones shout

“The earth ~ ah, who knows her losses?
Only one who with nonetheless praising sound
would sing the heart, born into the whole.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to Stone`Shouts

  1. and the very stones will cry out…

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