WREATH OF THE HOURS III
                                        

...This "almost-music" is both "no-longer-music" (the monk who walks the beach, letting
the world go) and "not-yet-music" (the inarticulate murmur of the primordial shore),so
that, either way, the sounds point to something else - "before-sound" and "after-sound":
the ocean of non-being from which the world springs and to which all life returns.  Call it
silence but not emptiness: the silence of what was and of what will be...