Testing Tautologies

There is a didactic element to Kit Robinson's "Lyric Strand" in Writing 25 (1990). It sports the following few lines

Sound is an antidote to words,
meaning lies. It can be used
to show that they are used and only
exist by their use and are made of it.
It begs reworking as a reversal.
Words are an antidote to sound,
meaning rises. They can be used
to show that it is used and only
exists by its use and is made of them.
Meaning rests.

And so for day 1013