without words


So undefined is spirit

that we speak of it without words


other than a sound

emanating from nothing



a source of everything

and nothing quotable

so perfect is the essence

of that which is, we

think of it beyond imagination



no one professes to be able to utter

that which is beyond the imagination

beyond description, all that might be etc., and etc. yet,

the word sent on a path neverending

ever retelling the unknown

ever reinventing itself in name


humbling as it is

the answer to the unanswerable

is staring back at you

the word, so befuddles,

for it is man made

out of necessity

out of separation

6 comments on “without words

  1. What is said beyond the realm of imagination…. Of course I can’t imagine what it could be, but certain that it would be spoken in the language of souls… Much like poetry itself… Very thoughtful poem…


    • Thanks for commenting john the subject has often played out on the page for me, you might like this one which I haven’t posted as yet:

      Li Erh

      even through the eyes,
      the medium of an evenow
      master, in awe of which
      I am humbled, a ray of light that shines
      in the denseness of it all, after thought occurred.

      having glimpsed at how the old master
      gave words to the way it is,
      the Tao of it, or should be,
      all I have come to understand is
      but an echo of all there ever was to be said.

      I only have the words
      to repeat what the universe
      has whispered in my ear
      spoken with a virtuous breath not my own,
      for I borrow all that I am
      from all that has been and is.

      from the unseeded, the silent delivery of a word
      comes forth out of nowhere, to say nothing
      that hasn’t already been said

      excuse me for repeating myself
      each of us is given a voice to turn a particular phrase
      over and over again
      to say what has to be said
      until someone hears the truth of it


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