Shhh Thursday May 26, 2005, 1 comments

I would like to thank both Paul and Art for saying the things I am having so much trouble articulating today. Dig deep, misused reader, and find the truth therein.

Hello darkness, my old friend
I’ve come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
‘Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

“Fools”, said I, “You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you”
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, “The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls”
And whispered in the sounds of silence


Comments

K Thursday May 26, 2005


Ich fiel kopfüber unter Wasser, etwas zog mich nach unten
Und ich wär’ wohl ertrunken, hätt ich dich nicht gefunden,
War am Boden zerstört wie das den Meisten geht,
Aber du hast mich wieder belebt,
Jetzt bin ich hungrig nach Leben, fütter’ mich mit Erfahrung,
Jedes Wort von dir ist für mich Nahrung,
Und auch ich nähr’ dich als wär’ ich für dich unentbehrlich, siehst du mich an
Und ich kann, bin ich ehrlich, dir gar nichts versprechen, denn das wäre Betrug,
Doch du sagst mit ‘nem Lächeln “Jetzt und hier ist genug”,
Du bist der Sand im Getriebe der Gedankenmaschine
Und ich nehm dich mit auf einen Nachtflug…

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