If only they could talk

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Boulders, which stand undeterred to vagaries of Nature would tell stories if only they could talk. About weapons hurled from the forts they fiercely guarded, about lovers who declared their love for one another in-scripting on their hardy skin, about animals that thrived in their care.

Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things?

Rani, wondered as she moved her fingers through those magnificent spectators of time.

We pass on secrets from only our generation to next, we talk of only our sons and daughters not collectively as one single human race.

Who would vouch for our existence long after we are gone?

They would be our voice one day, they who stood strong against fierce rays of Sun impregnable, their hardy demeanour unmoving against shaky winds , always standing rooted against turbulent rain spells.

144 words.

Acknowledgements :- Thank you Sanaa Rizvi for hosting Prosery at dVerse. The challenge was to use the below lines of Rainer Maria Rilke, “Heartbeat.” in the prosery piece:-

“Only mouths are we. Who sings the distant heart which safely exists in the center of all things? – from Rainer Maria Rilke, “Heartbeat.”

The word limit is upto 144 words. For rules please refer here. Thank you all for stopping by and reading.

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  1. This is absolutely OUTSTANDING! 💝 I love the boulders and the idea that they could tell stories if they could talk, sigh.. just imagine the plethora of emotion that would flow from them. Lovely use of Rilke here .. I could feel the ‘fierce rays of Sun,’ in your words. Thank you so much for writing to the prompt 😀

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