Whisper to the moon #WorldPoetryDay

reflection of moon in a puddle

Tongue tied, I freeze
Taking refuge
In uneasy silence.
Wishing I were one of those
To whom the words come easy.
Those for whom beauty
And what lies in the heart
Spill from the lips
In poetic petals.
Words drip from my pen,
Expressing an idea,
Exploring a theory
But fleeing my need
When I need them.
Me, I’m silent.
Writing in my head
The letter I will not pen,
The speech I cannot voice
The heart I cannot write.
Platitudes must serve
Or wordless wishing.
Maybe I fear…
To say too much
When words are not enough,
Too small to hold
The meaning I would give them.
Too vague to encompass eternity;
Too precise,
Constrained,
Constricting
To be a grail for love
Offered lip to lip.
Only my eyes can speak to the deaf,
My touch to the blind,
While I am mute,
My words frozen,
Whispered only to the moon.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com
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25 Responses to Whisper to the moon #WorldPoetryDay

  1. Anisha says:

    Beautiful and subtle…love the line “The letter I will not pen”

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  2. Morgan says:

    A Beautiful verse for a Beautiful Day 🙂

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  3. cherished79 says:

    Beautiful words to start my day. Love poetry. 🙂

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  4. “Taking refuge
    In uneasy silence.” I love that. ( and the moon is always an appreciative audience)

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  5. rivrvlogr says:

    Beautiful.
    I know this feeling.

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Beautifully penned, Sue. You make it look so easy. 🙂

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  7. Steph McCoy says:

    “Those for whom beauty
    And what lies in the heart
    Spill from the lips
    In poetic petals.”
    So beautifully expressed.

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  8. this so struck a chord with me. Beautiful poem! “maybe I fear to say to much”- and “whispered only to the moon!” Thank you Sue. (I’m finally emerging)

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  9. I know this feeling well …
    ‘Me, I’m silent.
    Writing in my head
    The letter I will not pen,
    The speech I cannot voice
    The heart I cannot write.
    Platitudes must serve’

    Sometimes my words are just not enough, or I cannot articulate my feelings properly so end up using the same old banalities!

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  10. Olga says:

    You have created touching poetic petals that resound in a writer’s heart. Words can truly be inadequate and at times only point the way. ❤

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  11. Denis1950 says:

    An amazing communication to the moon, I hope it shines on you and Ani for many a long night Sue

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