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First Line: Two open windows where I went to sing
Last Line: But music just begins where language ends.
Subject(s): Language; Music & Musicians; Sound; Words; Vocabulary


Two open windows where I went to sing
Faced north and east; and red leaves danced outside.
Within, the sounds of many practicing
Swirled as the leaves when hunting winds range wide.
And as I sang I set my spirit free;
Then suddenly, before I scarcely knew,
The sky came flowing in and buried me
Beneath an airy sea of perfect blue.

In that clear moment I stood dumb with wonder
That music speaks the language of all things;
Of sky and flowers, of love and lust for plunder,
Of pride and pain, and thoughts that soar with wings.
Mere words can never climb where thought ascends,
But music just begins where language ends.





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