I thought I would see what with words I could do
by David Taylor
wrote a few poems, well quite a few
and skilfully made a point or two.
But I found that I couldn't do with words
what the words, alone can do.
I listened to the music that made them dance
found rhythmic and lyrical ways to say
what the dancing music had played.
But I found with the music I could not make it play
the purest sounds that in my heart did lay.
I listened to my heart, in stillness, bright, not dark.
I asked if the words might shine
as they danced to the music that wasn't mine.
I sit and watch, wait patiently,
wonder if my prayer, will ever appear,
in the words we see.