a harp unstrung

Posts tagged “silence

Secrets


life theories
unable to join
never thought I’d hear
the deafening silence
can you find
the silence
lend an ear
this is not just
the beginning
pause the show
for a minute or two
stand behind your brothers
wake again to
breed the female
a slow death of air
a baby’s laughter
is the greatest price
of fear
© 2013 J.H.

Song of Silence


the population
in the
hallway
its so many
not the truth
and i’d better
stop singing
the quartets
come close
a memory
haunting
this minute
a wind howling
us and them
wrapped and adjoined
searching
enjoy the warning
for what happens next
the lyrics escape me
the setting is clear
so many times
a lullabye
traveling in time
to listen
a thought, despite
the tragedy sleeping
in the right direction
but your cup is empty

 

Copyright © 2013 by Jo Heck and Rippled Words


The Guardian


hear the horizon
sweet honeysuckle wafts
totally silent and
very gladly accepted
guardianship
over the new light
absolutely
just discovered
leave it to watch
or another reason
given to the sky
made in the new
a vow
taken with
a baby’s laughter
hand-painted glass
a wise young teacher
thought
and said
life is so much more
than i needed

 

Copyright © 2013 by Jo Heck and Rippled Words