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North American Dreaming: Toll of Silent Bells

Silence meets an uncaring ear, says William Burkholder.

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Do you hear the toll
Of silent bells?
Cast domes swinging
In steeple's rampart
The birds hear them
They know before they start to swing
Nature's instilled time clock of sorts
Warning of the coming report
Of bronze and steel
Callused hands on pulley’s pull
The stretch of rope to extend its full
While we with deaf ears hesitate
To open up and contemplate
This melodic chiming din
Silence meets an uncaring ear
For lack of insight
And societal fear
Fear that the bell tolls for thee
And in this the piper aught be paid
Aye in due time truth in the ring
The silence will fall
When time hath come


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