Saturday, April 18, 2009

A language of silence.

I wish it to be so
To inhabit the world with my heart,
and not my ears. Just knowing.

When the sap loosens and there is a groaning
In the top branches
Does the whole stand reply in silence ?

Her tail flashes and her spotted-one listens.
Their fear is quelled by recollection
of the meadow
and their own salty runestone.

Behind velvet eyes,
Pain and beauty coexist; without my words.
They feast on wild plum trees.
I wish to be
free of my desire to give them a name.

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Daryl said...

I like that a lot, did you write it?

Poetikat said...

This is lovely. Hidden talents, NoniZ.

I love these lines:

"and their own salty runestone."

"I wish to be
free of my desire to give them a name."


Amy said...

to inhabit with just knowing-yes, I like that very much! animals don't name their world, do they. just us with too many words

thanks for visiting me today

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Yeah, I like the poem but I feel the last line is going to stay with me for some time.

Nicely written.

floreta said...

this is the stillness of nature. illustrated nicely!

Rinkly Rimes said...

Clever. To write a poem about silence when the topic is really noisy!

Cloudia said...

My heart beats like a doe!

latree said...

you say it best when you say nothing it all...

Julie Schuler said...

Beautfiul. It reminds me of one of my favorite Borges poem- wherein the man who wishes to catalog everying finishes, then looks up to realize that he left out the moon.

Donna said...

How beautiful sweetie!!!Hughugs

anno said...

To inhabit the world with my heart -- what a beautiful wish! And, to provide such a rich pairing of poetry and picture, I think you must live that way -- thanks so much!

Fledgling Poet said...

This is beautiful...I especially loved the last stanza. I could feel the silence.

Judy Merrill-Smith said...

Simple and beautiful and honest. And lovely! Thank you.

Dee Martin said...

"I wish it to be so
To inhabit the world with my heart,
and not my ears. Just knowing."
Sounds like you are :)

i beati said...

oh how this enchants my soul- lovel these words.Sandy

Annie said...

"To inhabit the world with my heart" - beautiful opening phrase.