Was I once found?
Am I now lost?
I’ve heard for too long
of what has been lost.
Now I listen
for what can’t be found.
I do respect the thoughtfully worded phrase,
but how much more
do I respect the heartfully felt sound!
How can I feel this sound and be lost?
Listen for a moment.
if you can feel
You might hear it more clearly
if you put
to the ground.
Did I once have?
Have I now lost?
What I have lost is precious to me,
more precious than what I have now.
To have is fine while it lasts,
but to have lost is to begin
redefining where your worth is,
realigning with your purpose.
This is how I redefine your words.
When you say you are close to a breakdown,
I hear ‘breakthrough.’
When you tell me you are in the middle of a crisis,
I hear ‘creative tension.’
When you feel hopeless of ever understanding,
I hear ‘recovering the mystery.’
But you do not need me to redefine your words,
or to remind you of your worth,
But in case you’d like a reminder,
When you look at me intensely and say nothing,
I hear ‘I am here,’
and I feel your distinct sound;
I let go of all I’ve lost,
and I embrace what can’t be found.
2 thoughts on ““Feel the Sound””
I love the notion of feeling sound and the periodic rhyming. I also appreciate the idea of moving beyond what you have lost.
Such a positive lens on the experience of feeling splintered, fragmented, lost; this is where the real work of discovery begins. Very wise and very encouraging to me. Looking at each other and being present is such a rare gift. Thank you for reminding me of how much it means to another.