In the still of night - Haiku
In the still of night…
Hear! In your rhythmic heartbeat
The Universe sings.
In the still of night - Sonnet
In the still of night, under dark velvet sky
- Studded with millions of twinkling star-lights -
As on the wings of soft, mild breeze sweet scents fly
Into your nostrils, binging tender delights,
Stand still and listen to the beat of your heart.
Listen to the beat, that pulsing vital rhythm,
Forget yourself… forget what sets you apart…
Science… religion… anger… agnosticism…
In that live rhythm the Universe is singing,
Singing with ringing, tuneful, angelic voice.
Listen to the message the song is bringing,
A message in which you can truly rejoice:
“Forget form… matter… go to the heart of it…
‘Tis the song of Spheres… and you are part of it.”
© P. J. Oszmann 2004
(From one nucleus of thought, first the essence in “shorthand” – the Haiku –
then the “song” – the Sonnet.)