Monday, January 26, 2015

Silence

 Lilith Vampiriorah "Dying in silence"
Lilith Vampiriorah "Dying in silence" 

                                   
                                I scan silence
consciously,
sinuses suffocate…
any sign of ambrosia?
maybe brain lends
a chime to train
the trite reflexes
to aim the
distant land
through glands
and solar plexus…

I don’t mind
the miles of
spelled right words,
echo recurring thoughts,
the ones that we’re
not voicing in fear
of looking odd.

Can silence scorch
the spirit?


by Brenda Warren



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16 comments:

  1. The sounds in this silence were very much enjoyed..

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  2. Indeed I think silence in ourselves can scorch our spirit especially when our soul must speak...there is a time for silence though when our brains need rest and the world is too noisy. Really enjoyed this.

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  3. Silence can be peaceful, but silence always within isn't a win

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  4. The world is too much with us, late and soon - scorched spirits everywhere...

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  5. Humbird, felt compelled to respond to your final question. The response can be found here:
    https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2015/01/26/in-response-to-humbirds-question/

    And thank you so much for the inspiration

    Elizabeth

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    1. You are welcome and thank you, Elizabeth!

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  6. Sometimes it can, but more often silence can be the better choice! Funny how silence can be so telling!

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  7. tis better to be silent than choose the wrong words....or speak before really thinking

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  8. There are cases when we need to speak out. There are truths scorching the soul.

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  9. i think that silence can...and can become our prison if we hold those thoughts for too long....

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  10. Scorch it, yes. But also soothe it.
    Depends on the way it is used.
    Interesting thoughts.

    =)

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  11. very well described..and i like the last question.. thought-provoking.

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  12. Something about the image of miles of "spelled right words" really caught my imagination. The silence around the 'approved' speech? The silence that is required to process those highways of proper writing? Very cool.

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  13. It's an in-depth piece, of seeking solace with words but not far from silence and the journey of solitude.

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