How can we learn to sing when we have no voice?

The shifting mirrors contain contradictory and ethereal messages, as if hidden in the center of a missing source of light.  Where are the currents located?  The rays seems to come from an absolute stillness embedded in the fraying edges of circles that no longer move.

Once we were seekers, following the contours of the channels that held rivers and oceans, sailing the shorelines, harvesting in abundance the rewards of departure followed by return.

Now we have only illusions sinking into the periphery of fading dreams, scattered like the ancient remnants of empyrean spirals, the movements of mythical stars, the mysteries of a consciousness that once made its home inside a biological form.

bare silence–
human remains lost,
fossilized

Off prompt for NaPoWriMo Day 29. I wanted to do something for this Redon collage.

The world remains heavy.

Yea, we all could use a little mercy now
I know we don’t deserve it
But we need it anyhow
We hang in the balance
Dangle ‘tween hell and hallowed ground
Every single one of us could use some mercy now
–Mary Gauthier

Also linking to dVerse OLN, hosted by Grace.

26 thoughts on “How can we learn to sing when we have no voice?

  1. So much that is lost and can’t be found, so much of the meaning we knew in the past before we became glib little consuming machines, that seems gone forever now–and finding it should be the job we don’t avoid. This line, especially, grabbed me: “the mysteries of a consciousness that once made its home inside a biological form.” as well as the hammer of the title. No mysteries now, except possibly why the planet puts up with us,and voices in disarray, not song.Or so I read. I love the artwork as well.

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  2. I enjoyed this haibun. The line “harvesting in abundance the rewards of departure followed by return.” Struck me as what we all do – leave and then savor the journey all the time anticipating the return home. Wonderful images!

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  3. Seekers have become wreckers!

    “The rays seems to come from an absolute stillness embedded in the fraying edges of circles that no longer move.” So thought provoking! The harsh truth spoken so beautifully.

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  4. we bipeds have forgotten the touch of soil on our feet – shod in fast shoes, depressing fast pedals, hoping for a fast buck. to impress someone, I suppose. to not be alone with our thoughts – with our own ethics. where has that slow time gone ?

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    1. Everything seems inside out right now. The words to Woodstock resonate more loudly than ever–how did we get so sidetracked from that vision, making it happen?

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