Shalom Freedman

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I Wait To Hear From Within The Words Which Will Mean 'Poetry' - Poem by Shalom Freedman

I WAIT TO HEAR FROM WITHIN THE WORDS WHICH WILL MEAN ‘POETRY’

I wait to hear from within the words which will mean ‘poetry’
I listen to myself
Only these lines come-
Silence is greater than I am
But I must be, mustn’t I?
The world does not know or care-
Universes in the distance burn bright and then die-
The world does not care
It need not care
Who am I?
What is my poetry?
Billions and trillions and zillions of each and everything
Come into being
And then are not-
Like one of them
The silence will too embrace me
And the vast worlds elsewhere go on
In their indifference
Even to themselves.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, February 1, 2010



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