The Immutable Sound of the First Home

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Behind the sound of the sounds of the world

Filters the immutable sound of the first home.

 

When all sounds fall away,

Silence remains.

And behind this silence this sound yet is:

the immutable sound of the first home.

 

With sweet pain, this sound underlines, crops and cuts off the human part from existence.

Without being plucked, my emptiness rings like a sympathetic string.

Between the discreetly disconnecting bricks of the wall filter the echoes of a timeless ecstasy.

My memory purrs under this caress.

Sometimes, the window pane knocks out the butterfly on her path of light.

Yet here, I understand that this trembling truly is the sweetest sound.

The immutable sound of the first home.

 

I am here to understand how I am not from here

The space in this difference has the shape of a promise.

The tree of the human life bears the fruit of reunion, rewedding, refusion between the tinkling of an existence and the immutable sound of the first home.

(J.-G.B. 2012)