In Dutch

by Leonard M Hawkes

After the sleep
When my eyes were mine
And my mind emerging,
My tongue was hers.

And I spoke liberation
In syllables unknown
To Them--surely the vocal
Silence of my heart.


Author's Note: post surgery

Posted on 10/30/2006
Copyright © 2024 Leonard M Hawkes

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Anne Engelen on 10/30/06 at 06:04 AM

Oh I like this. It made me wonder, got my thoughts trveling and left me with a smile. Nice one!!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 10/30/06 at 03:07 PM

I really like this! "surely the vocal Silence of my heart" - does it take the drugs of surgery to let us speak?

Posted by Travis G Finborg on 11/03/06 at 03:58 PM

the poem evocatively brings forth the sense of birth and awakening.

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