A farewell to words

A farewell to words

A farewell to words
           a farewell to descriptions
of seeing and hearing
           and feeling and knowing
and simply
           of being

In the farthest corner
           of the skylight a spider
was woven its web
           and the trap is set
for any unsuspecting flier
           : having retreated
the spider now eyes
           its artistry
from a concealed
           vantage point

Silence :
           a farewell to words
as day dissolves
           into night
and darkness gathers
           in the wings

A farewell to the rose
           to lush summer fruits
and the warm taste
           of beauty’s flesh
: a fond farewell
           to words

John Lyons



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