#OctPoWriMo 2013: Tumbling Silence

The cover of the original 1965 release of the ...

Please enjoy music while you read…

Press play to listen to beautiful music. Today I have Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Sounds of Silence’

Confession, Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel was the first album I ever bought when I was around 9 years old, guessing 1981. 🙂

If you prefer, watch these guys do there thing…. (embedded the You Tube vid, but WordPress wouldn’t allow it! Grr) click this link

#OCTPOWRIMO: Every day for one month I’ll collect inspiration from here and write/post a poem here. You can too!


PROMPT: “Silence


Tumbling Silence


Tumbling like a tear,

it tears away at the visceral

climbs into the temporal

glares beyond dark spaces

behind beholden eyes

…our hiding places.


Even when we accept

it will not be ignored, nor rest

A soldier and a saviour –

its sword surrounds us.

Its permanent purpose

climbs over culminations of

time and tension,

 waiting and wanting

hurrying to be heard,

silent, serious,



It must be,

and it will be

heard, regardless.



11 thoughts on “#OctPoWriMo 2013: Tumbling Silence

  1. The following lines were deep :

    “Its permanent purpose

    climbs over culminations of

    time and tension,

    waiting and wanting

    hurrying to be heard,

    silent, serious,


  2. I have heard it said the greatest compliment a performing poet may receive is silence. That intake of breath at the end of a brilliantly written – and executed – poem. Love the pitter pat within this poem as well, like the silence is punctuated by a drumming of different sounds. It feels good to get around to poems today!!

  3. Althoug, I’ve commented before, I wanted to do it, again. Love your work! Silence a topic which has infinitesimal possibilities and meanings.:)

    Shah, I must say this – your taste in music is great and Simon & Garfunkel are my favourites since when my dad used to listen to them over the radio and I’d listen along.

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