Hokkaido: aerial view
Barry Spacks
Words About Silence

A fineness of touch but with stove-mittens on
is this speaking of words
about silence.
We do our best work
with a rushing of fingers...
gaze at each other and understand.
A hermit meets a CEO
in brotherly silence, but soon they part
to re-memorize their lines.
After rumble and stir,
the long day's babble,
comes wakefulness to widen the eyes.
Sound speaks from silence, great wave arriving
years rolling in
from far Hokkaido.