He gazed into the air, searching for a word in my language.I blinked. Across the pool a zephyr stirred, in my language.Where was I? Where was he? Where he looked,  remembering?The air was his release; his burden, my language.Our silence was the air itself, and the moment timelessthough a timeless moment is absurd, in my language).So it would always be with us, back and forth:what he implied in his, I inferred in my language.Plain speech? There’s no such thing! I can’t tell youhow much the overwrought can undergird in my language.Did he clear his throat? Did rain fall? Can there really bea ringing bell or a singing bird in my language?He blurted out the word in his own tongue, like a bell rung,a distant bell, whose very speech was slurred, in my language.Who am I now, gone crystalline with waiting, listeningfor what I still have never heard in my language?—Daniel Hall, “Ghazal”Photography Credit Stephen Mallon via PDN.

He gazed into the air, searching for a word in my language.
I blinked. Across the pool a zephyr stirred, in my language.

Where was I? Where was he? Where he looked,
  remembering?
The air was his release; his burden, my language.

Our silence was the air itself, and the moment timeless
though a timeless moment is absurd, in my language).

So it would always be with us, back and forth:
what he implied in his, I inferred in my language.

Plain speech? There’s no such thing! I can’t tell you
how much the overwrought can undergird in my language.

Did he clear his throat? Did rain fall? Can there really be
a ringing bell or a singing bird in my language?

He blurted out the word in his own tongue, like a bell rung,
a distant bell, whose very speech was slurred, in my language.

Who am I now, gone crystalline with waiting, listening
for what I still have never heard in my language?

Daniel Hall, “Ghazal”
Photography Credit Stephen Mallon via PDN.

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