That Lingering Sound…

That Lingering Sound...

I am moving
within and without
in a calligraphy of moments.
And I know I am not alone.

I softly lean to silence
and anchor myself in stillness
as I listen to Arvo Part’s De Profundis.

The early morning is tranquil.
I allow myself to just be,
without agenda, just as it is.

And then,
an awakening.

I hear the universal vibrating sound of a gong
and the chorus of voices roaring in ancient chant,
rolling like primeval waves,
floating, flowing freely, lifting, uplifting, liberating.
I incline my ears and fully open my heart,
ready to ignite into fullness.

And then,
the lingering and haunting sound of a monk’s bell…

Darkness starts to gather…
into the mystery of absence.


About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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14 Responses to That Lingering Sound…

  1. MrsDalloway says:

    beautiful,tender, subtle – image

  2. ur'damage says:

    this has got such a peaceful flow to it, really enjoyed this V!

  3. j.h. white says:

    riding on the waves
    of a sound heart
    still beating
    beautiful Virgilio …

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