RDC Poetry October 2019b

The Rock Whisperer



by Terry Young, RDC



Can a rock speak?
A rock has a language
all its own.
It’s more intense and fuller
than all the spoken words
ever heard in song.
Its words and thoughts stretch back,
to another place, another space
beyond space-time
in the ever present now.
Find a rock. Any rock.
Be still. Do not say a word.
Whisper slowly, softly.
Whisper, Pause, Wait.
Be silent. Listen.
You will hear an answer.
You will know all you need to know,
all your rock knows and more besides.
Breathe. Listen.
More will be revealed
In the ever present space-time.