Voices of the Dead Are Rarely Heard

Music: Excidentis Foliae.
By Damiano Baldoni.
Performed by Damiano Baldoni at the Free Music Archive
under a Creative Commons Attribution license.

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Voices of the dead are rarely heard.
Each of us should set aside the time
To listen to their lost and anguished words,
Evocative as distant church bells' chimes.
Reason cannot reason to life's end,
A moment of its own annihilation.
Nor can any witness comprehend
'Ere death what might exist beyond sensation.
So let us long remember those who died,
Doing honor due, for they were loved
Alive and dead by those whose hearts abide,
Yet yearning though the mountains be unmoved.

Copyright by Nicholas Gordon



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