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  November 2013
volume 10 number 2
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R.M. Engelhardt
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    R.M. Engelhardt is the author of several books including The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt. His work has also been published in many print/online journals including Retort, Verve, Industrial Nation, Sure!, and others. He currently lives in upstate New York.
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Silence Falls

Incantations.

Psalms of syntax
Sonnets of dust
Stanzas of the night
Travellers by night,

Noctures.

Silence.

The words ever-moving into foolishness
Fading.
The silence prolonged, so secretive of thought

The Silence Falls.

Love, most, the most difficult of phrases,
The man of this phrase out of phase ~ fragments left of
What’s lost, out of time & out of place.

Silence Falls.


The spirit
Is the future,
The spirit is the flame
By the sea, by the light and by the storm
Returning, perceiving the great wheel turning
A vortex


The past an abstract sky
The true song thru speech
As the veil will have it
All beauty dropped out of time, out of loneliness
Thru body and mind, soul.
These casualties all things

Becoming

Vox Verbum
Postremus Cantus

As The Silence Falls.


Words, Images Fading
Into history, voices~poetry
The song an echo repeating
Into the void.


Tick

Tock

Tick

Tock

Tick.

Next exit
To the place where
All our worlds meet

And end.


copyright 2012 R.M. Engelhardt