Of which the tongues declare

What is the colour of silence?

Here presently co-occupied

By fire and petal’s concresence

Our rose-garden life be descried

 

Mirror Mirror deep inside

Mine the mortal hand and eye

Black-blue pool’d through vistas wide

Framing frozen symmetry

 

What patterns thy fret-saw begets

Thy knot-stitch embroidered relief

The surf-line that curves as it whets

The sharpening stone of belief

 

Common  cause in unknowing

Reflected why in this prism

Dark the glass yonder flowing

Secur’d aye in this prison

 

Time’s presence, bloom of time’s passing

Consciousness, your fawn’s liquid glance

Thine and mine eye, hours amassing

Surprising to joy out this trance

A conversation

What is the colour of silence?

Here presently co-occupied

Where fire and petals concresence

Our rose-garden life be descried

 

But, Mirror Mirror here inside

Deep blue-black pool, the vista wide

Mine the immortal hand and eye

Selfie-framed frozen symmetry

 

What pattern the fret-saw begets

The knot-stich embroid’ring reliefs?

The surf-line that curves as it whets

The sharpening stones of beliefs?

 

Common our cause in unknowing

Reflecting, our I in this prism

Darkly the glass yonder flowing

Secur’d lie i in this prison

 

Time’s presence, bloom of time passing

Consciousness, your fawn’s liquid glance

Thou and mine I, hours amassing

Surprising to joy from this trance