Thursday, February 11, 2010

can you write a silent poem?

CAN YOU WRITE A SILENT POEM?

Can you write a silent poem
silent as tree whose phloem
feeds the branches and the leaves
with magic of the soil, and weaves
a canopy that only sighs
when the breezes empathize?

I can try, but if you seed it
do you think you’ll ever read it,
or will silence tend to deafen
your sensibilities. Is heaven
a place where sounds or silence reign,
or combination of the twain?



I added the last quatrain on 2/11/10.

The poem wsa inspired by Linda, who wrote to me in response to my poem “Telemachus”: “Can you write a silent poem?”




1/29/02, 2/11/10

1 comment:

  1. 人必須心懷希望,才會活的快樂,日子才過得充實,有意義,有朝氣,有信心。........................................

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