Country Music
an online journal of poetry
Home Issue 8 Contents Author Bios Archives Manifesto Submit

Eric Hoffman

from Emerson In America


The best sermon
Is quiet conversation –

Difficulties, discords,
To show the chain under the leather –

Silence: where the heart finds its wisdom,
In the darkest maze amid the sweetest baits –

The little needle finding North.
The bird remembering its note.

Empty oration.