In the Silence


Sky, so vast is the sky.
Looking up, the eyes see only
the pale, lost shell of a star long dead.
The wind pierces me.
The wind.

How to cry out,
with what words to answer?
This sudden aching, pent up
like the ocean's strength
before each surge
and fall of wave.
I want this moment to mean,
to reach and touch you
like this shivering hand
held out as if
to touch your face.

If I should speak,
breathless should I break into
the smallest tremor in the sea,
you should remember
neither voice nor words
nor those that tumble,
whether meant or not,
from your own.

But there,
in that silence
between question and answer,
reach for me,
reach for me there
and if you will,
forgive this troubled heart
and me.
.....

15 comments:

  1. "If I should speak,
    breathless should I break into
    the smallest tremor in the sea,"

    Very Powerful!Like the ocean itself...waves churning, whitecaps peaking, the closer you get...

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  2. Thank you so much for those kind words.

    Short link- http://bit.ly/s4insilence

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  3. You've a wonderful way with words.

    Please join us at PoetryCircle.com

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  4. "...in that silence
    between question and answer,
    reach for me
    Reach for me there
    And if you will,
    forgive this troubled heart
    and me."

    Powerful lines. It speaks straight to the heart.

    Question: Where do you get inspiration for your poetry? Do you make them as they form in your head, or is it from experiences in life?

    Just curious. :D

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  5. Gren-Hilda2:44:00 PM

    Heartbreaking, aching longing.

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  6. wow some really great lines...esp that close for me....int he space between the question and the answer...like much man...

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  7. This takes my breath away; the dyanimc between passion and control is absolutely beautiful. I love this, Sam-- How to cry out,
    with what words to answer? This way, with this poem. See what you think of my Advent offering...xxxxxj

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  8. This was my first time reading your work, I enjoyed your words and passion to share them

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  9. beautiful voices said and heard.
    have fun in poetry picnic.

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  10. A haunting love poem, like the music of the sea, and the living light of dead stars, full of mystery and grace. Fine writing.

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  11. Absolutely beautiful writing. It is very much like the works of Rumi. Who, by the way, is my favorite poet. Keep writing!

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  12. This is just beautiful. I agree with Kay...it is like Rumi's poetry.

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  13. Rumi? I'm not worthy!

    But thanks, all, for the very very kind comments.

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  14. beautiful and longing for so much.

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