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The Silent Now
(Moscatiello/Conley/Stanton)

Arthur Loves Plastic is the tech maven/electronic keyboardist Bev Stanton, who specializes in creating sonic-worlds with breathable atmospheres. Guest chanteuse Lisa Moscatiello has been called a "twice blessed" possessor of magic by Billboard Magazine. Lyricist Craig Conley (a.k.a. Prof. Oddfellow) is a lexicographer of magic words and serves as an eccentric scholar for a variety of major (as well as secretive) publishers.

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THE SILENT NOW
by Craig Conley

Listen to this golden moment
just before the rain.
Hear the leaf that's gently gliding;
the cardinal's hushed refrain.

Stand upon this precipice,
the point where language falls away.

Words should be like glass, transparent,
windows seen right through.
Leaving just the poet's meaning,
were the glass removed.

Here on the horizon's edge—
the vagueness of destiny.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

Listen for the pause in music,
the stillness in the dance.
Calligraphic circled spaces,
emptiness enhanced.

Thread through the needle's eye,
and sew on ad infinitum.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

Pause here long enough to notice,
life is all in jest.
If you refuse to verbalize it,
you can't be outguessed.

Weave intention with compassion,
a sutra is a stitch in time.

The predicate
and the antecedent are
silently understood.
I'd spell them out
in a wide vocabulary
if words only could.

Conclusions and
beginnings coexist
in the silent now.
The corner of
this world upon your map
plainly shows you how.

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