on relative silences

September 25, 2017 at 11:43 pm 1 comment


on relative silences

sitting here
in the city’s somewhat-silence
remembering your old porch
i realize again
this quiet is yet a shout.



–I wonder when this was written.  I took a photo of the handwritten original and just found it.  Mind you, the date of the photo only shows the latest date the poem could have been written.   I could see why I’d hesitated, incidentally; there were a few things to be corrected that have been, at least somewhat.  Although they’d seem minor to most I think, they weren’t to me.  I still repeat ‘silence’ once.  Still, the thought is true.  It has been so long since I’ve known silence!

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. samwise davies  |  September 25, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    It’s new, not from voices. O well.


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