Cacophony undone

to examine the acoustics of silence

consider the space between heartbeats

devoid of decibels

my fingertips a stethoscope

your steady vibration, my cue

perhaps now hold your breath

your sanguine streams may calm

i’ll seek a shudder, then pause

savouring stillness, for love

be our cause

those moments mute between whispers

will deafen as crisp delight

as eyelids fall in deft quietude

under tranquil glow of our first night

even the alley dogs

ever alert under window ajar

will be lulled by

a stagnant blue moonlit sky

for between the hushed evening breeze

exist the piercing silences

of you

of I

Inspired, with gratitude, by the phrase “acoustics of silence”as penned by Christine at

Poet’s Love Song

54 thoughts on “Cacophony undone”

      1. Channeling the inner voice seems easier when one is on vacation also. This time off is a gift in itself. Look forward to reading you more in 2018! 🌺🌺

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      1. That is always a thing which makes me smile. How one poet’s words spark another poet’s inspiration and then produce more beauty. I wonder what the world would be like if everyone were so easily inspired. πŸ™‚

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  1. Wow D! this is incredible. one of your best ones yet. Positive yet heart tearing piece celebrating love and separation. “the acoustics of silence” “the space between heartbeats” how poetic those phrases are. They resonate with me, visual words capturing silence and bringing poetry to the scene. I love it!

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    1. I am so thrilled to read your effusive opinion on this poem … I felt so much emotion writing this: this being the last piece I wrote in your wonderful country.
      When you say it’s one of my best, that is exactly how I feel when I read it back. Ever thankful for you πŸ’• … your words are like contrails of silver at sunset, illuminating my evening sky.

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      1. The soil in which our friendship was planted was already rich with nutrients. Meeting you was an Autumn day in the warm Tuscan sun.
        We basked and the sapling has thrived…
        Hehe, too much ? πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜


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