Silence ~ Life Lines

Silence

In a silence broken only by breath

Words lose their sound;

Spill their essence on the pristine page

Or curl in tendrils through a mind undone,

Fleeing logic on wings of fantasy.

Fabled spectres rear their heads,

Horned dilemmas bow before a ghost

Of newborn Understanding,

Mewling helpless in a night

Of infant shadows.

The dreamer dreams the song,

Seeking music in a voice,

A poem in the starlit dark

To break the silence

And give birth to sound.

Muted whispers kiss the soul

That stays to listen in the darkness

Reaching for the Word it almost hears

Until it knows the only sound

Is life’s first breath

Sighing in the silence.

There are joys for which we cannot find expression, moments that have a depth of emotion that can only be shared in images. It is here that poetry comes into its own, for the pictures we paint with words can conjure all the emotions of the human heart. From solitude to passion, from aspiration to the quest for the soul’s inner light, we seek to find ways to share our journey through life, to witness our footsteps as we pass through its shifting sands and cast a reflection on time itself. The poet is both mirror and reflection, framing the images of a human life and giving them a beating heart.

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About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. 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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24 Responses to Silence ~ Life Lines

  1. jenanita01 says:

    I love that last line… Is life’s first breath sighing in the silence… so poignant.

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  2. Sadje says:

    What a lovely poem Sue.

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  3. Gorgeous, Sue. I love the play of silence and sound.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Muted whispers kiss the soul

    That stays to listen in the darkness

    Reaching for the Word it almost hears

    Until it knows the only sound

    Is life’s first breath

    Sighing in the silence. Those lines say it all.💜

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  5. Widdershins says:

    I hope your headache has eased by now. 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Where Genres Collide Traci Kenworth YA Author & Book Blogger and commented:
    I think that’s also why we write: to share our thoughts/inspirations with others.

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  7. Annika Perry says:

    Beautiful, Sue and love your thoughts on poetry: “The poet is both mirror and reflection, framing the images of a human life and giving them a beating heart.” How true … and you do it so well! xx

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