Friday, January 15, 2016

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SILENCE
Where is this place called silence?
Where no bombs blast, and no mother's heart
Laments a son or daughter lost in the wink
Of a moon, hiding behind shadowed clouds?
Ants busy along a wall, caught in side-glimpses
Cause heads to turn
Stars shooting with lustrous tails,
Imprinted in inky black skies, enough
To turn a mermaid's soul green
Out of ear shot, these stars they twinkle,
Yet, Linked to heart and mind;
Is there ever a place called silence?
Shhhh...
SILENCE © gillena cox 2016


Written for Sanaa's Prompt Nights -
Silence

28 comments:

  1. This is so touching!! especially love the opening lines.. indeed in times like this we hope and pray for silence and peace. Thanks for your kind participation Gillena :)


    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. In today's modern world, silence is hard won and not to be taken for granted.

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  3. Gillena, this is a beauty. The first lines are so touching and the next five so whimsical. Silence is worth searching for.

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  4. Gillena, this is stunning.
    I especially love:
    "lost in the wink
    Of a moon"

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  5. "enough
    To turn a mermaid's soul green"
    Ahhhh. Profound poem. Thank you.

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  6. Indeed there is.

    Beautifully written. And I love the choice of the image too.

    ........Yet, Linked to heart and mind;
    Is there ever a place called silence?

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    1. Thanks for dropping in Gazal

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  7. Maybe there's a place called silence. It's for us to seek it. :-)
    Loved the first 3 lines.

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  8. Oh, we do yearn for that silent place sometime, don't we!

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  9. A silence like this... that would be better than any symphonies... wonderful

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    1. Thank for your appreciation Bjorn


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  10. This: "Stars shooting with lustrous tails,
    Imprinted in inky black skies, enough
    To turn a mermaid's soul green"

    It's absolutely magical :-)

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  11. So true and profound! Very well written :)

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  12. the poem is a treasure trove of exquisite images Gillena...

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  13. anther nice written from gillena
    grate work
    good luck!

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  14. The end line is very effective - silence is there if we step back and let it in - wonderful!

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  15. I haven't found it but long for it.

    Well penned.

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  16. You've portrayed the truth of modern times! Indeed, there is no silence anywhere...everything is so loud and bright. A heart-touching poem...wonderfully penned.

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  17. We seek it, yearn for it. But it is a search that repeats, for the place is one which stays in no one's reach for long. :) Nice verse!

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