NOW I make a leaf of Voicesâ€”for I have found nothing mightier than they are, And I have found that no word spoken, but is beautiful, in its place.
O what is it in me that makes me tremble so at voices? Surely, whoever speaks to me in the right voice, him or her I shall follow, As the water follows the moon, silently, with fluid steps, anywhere around the globe.
All waits for the right voices; Where is the practisâ€™d and perfect organ? Where is the developâ€™d Soul? For I see every word utterâ€™d thence, has deeper, sweeter, new sounds, impossible on less terms.
I see brains and lips closedâ€”tympans and temples unstruck, Until that comes which has the quality to strike and to unclose, Until that comes which has the quality to bring forth what lies slumbering, forever ready, in all words.