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#OctPoWriMo 2013: Tumbling Silence

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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

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Tumbling Silence

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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,

ready.

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It must be,

and it will be

heard, regardless.

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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,

    ready.”

  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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