Monday, September 2, 2013

Silence

I've never cared for silence.
It's strict, stern-faced, and harsh.
I prefer the disheveled quiet
of spent lovers and gentled hearts.

For Open Link Monday at Real Toads

27 comments:

awakenedwords said...

ah, silence and quiet can indeed be different things...

Steve King said...

Yes, there's a big difference between silence and that kind of quiet.

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Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! I love it and couldn't agree more!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Absolutely gorgeous.

Manicddaily said...

Ah lovely. k.

Timoteo said...

Short but oh so sweet. (Spent lovers... I wonder how much I've spent on lovers over the years. Would be nice to have that money back now...especially for those dinner dates that ended at the front door!)

Anthony Desmond said...

sweet write... there is indeed a difference and you captured it nicely...

Laura said...

silence is never really silent... quieter, yes, but devoid of sound, not usually.

hedgewitch said...

Art of the contrast--perfectly drawn.

Sioux said...

Short and sweet...That's one of the things you're oh-so good at.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So wonderful!!!! the "disheveled quiet of spent lovers and gentled hearts"......

Fireblossom said...

Me too, MZ. Me too.

grapeling said...

as ever, you capture in few strokes, Mama Zen

Heaven said...

Short and sweet ~ Love it MZ ~

Susan said...

WHen you put it that way, who could argue?

Mary said...

Really like this one, MZ. Like the 'disheveled quiet' description -- so very apt!

Kay L. Davies said...

"gentled hearts" — so beautiful. I love it.
K

Lorraine said...

nope not me I'll take silence over everything except for ocean waves crashing on the beach or the sweet song of an early morning bird, or Satie's Gymnopedie No 1

Carol Steel said...

Yeeeeees

aspiritofsimplicity said...

Great words...spent lovers with disheveled have their own kinds of silence. I like silence...although not the cold kind between people

johnallenrichter said...

"Spent lovers...." I am really, truly falling in love with your style of poetry... Those two words create an imagery so vast it is impossible to define. Yet you do it again, and again, and again... Is there anything more serene and quiet than that moment? You are definitely on my favorites list, Keeper of Geckos...

ds said...

Gorgeous language "spent lovers" "disheveled quiet"--very different types of silence. Thank you.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

I loved this MZ--especially the last line--it feels peaceful

Buddah Moskowitz said...

22 words and not a bum in the lot. Perfectly expressed.

Ella said...

Beautiful!

Helen said...

... sigh