Sonntag, 1. Februar 2009

Where the echoes stop


Where the Echo stops from David Voges on Vimeo.

... ein wunderschönes Video von David Voges, entstanden auf der Z-Werkstatt 2008/2009.
Text: Erwin R. McManus // Musik: The Postal Service ("Such great heights") und Imogen Heap ("Hide and seek")



Where the echoes stop

I want to stand where the echoes stop.
Far past where sound has abandoned thought.
Where silence reigns over redundancy.
Where once well said is more than enough.

I want to stand where the echoes stop.
Where words must be born to be heard.
Where speech is a gift and not a curse.
Where there is more of the unique and less of the mundane.

I want to stand where the echoes stop.
Where meaning is rescued from noise…
Where conviction replaces thoughtless repetition…
Where what everyone is saying surrenders to what needs to be said.

I want to stand where the echoes stop.
Where the shouting of the masses falls silent to the whisper of the one…
Where the voice of the majority submits to the voice of reason…
Where “they” do not exist; but “we” do.
I want to stand where the echoes stop.
Where substance overthrows the superficial…
Where courage conquers compliance and conformity…
Where words do not travel farther than the person who speaks them.

I want to stand where the echoes stop.
Where I only say what I believe.
Where I only repeat what changes me.
Where empty words finally rest in peace.

I want to stand where the echoes stop.
“Be still and know that I am God…” -Psalm 46:10a


erwinmcmanus.com/poetry/

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