Yes, my Other, this is how
I always recognize you
upward-reaching and glad
within wing’s wind of a Great Song.
There is speech that, burnished,
aspires to poetry which,
if lyric and true, longs to
dissolve in wordlessness, since
Silence is the Voice of G_d.
Yahia Lababidi, Egyptian-American, is the author of 6 books of poetry and prose. His forthcoming book, Where Epics Fail, has been endorsed by Richard Blanco, Obama’s inaugural poet, and will be published by Unbound, UK, in partnership with Penguin Random House.
Where Epics Fail: Aphorisms on Art, Morality and Spirit (You can pre-order Epics now.)