my birthday present

my birthday present
My awesome birthday present 1/26/11 (see story under my first post)

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Mary Bragg, whose poems I have had the pleasure of posting in the past, responded to the poetry on silence with one of her own. She had written it before she read my post, which is all the more serendipitous. (Hope that is a real word). In any case, I like Mary's best. She captures the multiplicidous (now that word I did make up, which is rather fun)  meaning of silence in her poem in a way even Billy Collins did not. Thanks for sharing Mary! (Make up your own word of the day!)


Silence has multiple personality disorder

stony-faced, opaque, aloof, unyielding

weapon forged from resentment and anger

serene, calm, transparent, still

comfort zone between friends

ear alert to the cosmic beat

timeless mystery concealed in music

meditative dwelling

--Mary Carvell Bragg, rev. 8/14

1 comment:

marie-jo said...

That's one of her best.