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The Bell Chimes

  • The Bell Chimes

    sizzling rays
    of the solar disc
    strike the earth as burns;
    the bird of silence flies,
    while a gravedigger
    gashes its wings
    with the blade of his spade.
    the bell chimes:
    hands shiver
    but carry on digging!

    the grave has been dug
    and the mourners have
    gathered around it.
    the earth
    opens its mouth
    to gulp its morsel:
    the bell chimes:
    no one hears,
    save the gravedigger!

    with the brush of its
    dark, cracked lips,
    the … Continue reading