not telling

not telling
       26 july 2012

Not telling
Thinking that if I listened to the land as the tree to the sky I would hear the secret…

when i returned
the land came closer
the trees  gusted
near me the moon
as though
nothing more than
a small summer cloud
through broad daylight
watched me
the land
was ready to tell
me the great secret
since i had come
then it all turned
away in shadow
from me

nothing
said.

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The music is from the opening movement ‘ Introït et Kyrie’ of Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem in D Minor in a 1985 recording by The Cambridge Singers & Members of the City of London Sinfonia.

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