Thursday, September 18, 2014

The ancestry of language

They come and we break words
and wet tongue to speak to each
but you and I share something beyond words
a dance of light in the eyes
something rooted so deep in the seed of our being
that it precedes language...

What is the mother tongue of the Universe?
And what was its first word?

What were some of the earliest languages
of being and becoming?
And what was the first death
experienced by the Universe?

I think the Universe's first experience
of death, temporality and finitude
may be what preceded the birth of language

In coming face to face with its own mortality
did the silence of the cosmos
erupt with the ripples of language
each word a container
a souvenir from travels past
a glimpse into the untimebound for the timebound