A Heaven Beyond Description

“and though I know I can never find the perfect words” reminded my of my Wasted Words collection.

sky rope (subterranean rappel)

heaven beyond - February 26, 2016s

author’s note:

Butterfly! These words
from my brush
are not flowers…
only their shadows.
–– Soseki (trans. Beilenson/Behn)

A HEAVEN BEYOND DESCRIPTION

I’m told
any heaven worthy of the name
would be beyond description

maybe so, but I doubt
I could remain quiet

because in those rare moments
when light floods my being
I’m overwhelmed by the desire
to express a feeling so heavenly

and though I know I can never find
the perfect words
I’m driven to keep searching—
even long afterwards.

Yes, my efforts
always end in frustration
but

sometimes, amid the silence
that follows in the wake of my words…

I arrive back
at the place I seek

for a moment at least:

that heaven.


2016, Michael R. Patton
listening to silence: poems of meditation

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