"Poet" is the fifth song in the cycle Threnody by Zenobia Powell Perry with poetry by Donald Jeffrey Hayes.

Date: 1971Composer: Zenobia Powell PerryText: Donald Jeffrey HayesSong Collection: Threnody

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Walk this mile in silence —-
Let no sound intrude
Upon the vibrant  stillness
Of this solitude!
Let no thought be spoken
Nor syllable be heard
Lest the spell be broken
By the thunder of a word!
Here, such matchless wonder is
As might  tear apart —-
Should the lip give tone


To the fullness of the heart…!

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