You’ll Sing a Song


You’ll sing a song from somewhere out of your depths
and light will hit it and it’ll be
a diamond brooch worn at the back of
Layla’s head in a sunny glade

it’ll be a drop of water hanging at the
tip of a leaf in a dark rainforest radiating diamond light

a deep chasm with a train trestle above it and an
old fashioned train chugging along
oblivious to all danger over a giant arc filled with blue smoke

when you open your heart to sing
the whole room becomes a single ear

or even no ear at all but more like a
sharp point say of a needle about to
enter a cloth to sew
a saintly sleeve to the main body of the divine garment

the exact tip of the needle the sound-receiver
for the entire universe made drunk in the
sudden echoing orbit of your song

11/14/2001 (from Where Death Goes, the Ecstatic Exchange,3009 )

About danielabdalhayymoore

Poet, artist, collagist, publisher, hoping to save a little bit of the world through ecstatic utterance... ordered in balanced lines and unpremeditated images...
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3 Responses to You’ll Sing a Song

  1. Sylvana Mahmic says:

    So beautiful , moved me to tears. Thank you.


  2. This was mesmerizing…. Looking forward to reading more of your work. The way you share your words on the video ministered to my soul. Thank you!


  3. This is one of the most beautiful poems I have ever read.
    A real gem 🙂


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