Sunday, September 18, 2011

Political Dialogue: Silence Falling On Deaf Ears

                          by Jim Rapp
What is the sound of one hand clapping;
The sound of a single vocal chord?
Can lips form words by simply flapping;
Or the tongue, all of its own accord?

No single thing that has been made
Can “sound” all on its own;
Can “speak” without some aid –
Some cohorts had on loan.

The lungs, the larynx, nerves and teeth;
The chamber of the mouth,
The structure of the skull, the cheeks,
The brain, must add their worth

To think a thought and form a sound,
To shape a noise and make a voice.
But all to no avail, when none be found
With ears to hear and heart rejoice.

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