Annaleen Erasmus

The river feeds the endless ocean with words;
Words hatch from silence’s mouth and fly free –
Shake water from their skin, a quick shudder,
And fly free to search, question, whisper.
Karin Anderson

 
 
Words finding meaning
  
Words, billions of words
from every age of man’s speaking,
all ending up in an ocean
making it fuller.
Too full?
But the ocean is endless –
The river feeds the endless ocean with words.
 
Silence is deceptive:
it seems empty, unproductive.
But not in this ocean.
Words hatch from silence’s mouth and fly free.
 
With verve they separate themselves,
letting go of the amorphous mass;
becoming each its own –
shaking water from their skin, a quick shudder.
 
A separate entity, every one –
darting into action;
each fulfilling its mission
Flying free to search, question, whisper.
 

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