Your love is loud: it shatters drums And bursts the walls; it shakes, benumbs The membranes and the tubes and nerves. It races through canals and swerves With swimming, soaring ocean thrum. In majesty it overcomes The orchestra, the endless hum Of all that mind and ear preserve: Your love is loud. Now listen as it swoops and plumbs; Into its rhythm, death succumbs. Triumphant over minor thirds, Still throbbing through all twists and curves, O, all’s made deaf now as it comes: Your love is loud.