To the Unknown Voice

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“To the Unknown Voice,” Painting by Wassily Kandinsky. 1916.
By Neil Ellman
How it speaks to me

in riddles
and ancient languages
spelling its secrets
in runes and hieroglyphs
the babble of angels
falling from grace.

the prattle of planets
as they declare
their allegiance to night.
and echo my words.

How I speak to it
that unknown voice
wavering between
the shadows and the light
as if it hears
and understands
the meaning of my words.

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