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Silence: For NaPoWriMo 2014
Posted by Laura, May 31, 2014. 3578 views. ID = 6667


Posted by Laura, May 31, 2014. 3578 views. ID = 6667
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I will freely admit that some of my favorite poems of all time were written by Robert Frost, as well as my favorite terza rima poem. "Acquainted with the night" is what comes to mind every time I try to write in this form, and it's hard to get away from what that poem evokes. Oddly enough, I even inadvertently threw in some elements of "Stopping by woods on a snowy evening," so here is my unintentional terza rima tribute to Robert Frost. :-P
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The trees are silent and the sound of air
Shifting and settling in this crowded wood
Is all that keeps the eyes and ears aware.

I'd stay here for a long time if I could,
To wait for silence in its truest sense,
If only just to see how long I stood.

Sounds are scattered, and the air grows tense,
Listen too hard and static blocks the way,
A curious and timely mental fence,

To keep the final silence in its bay.

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Oct 19, 2014
There is a comment at the end of the last sentence. Is there more to this poem? Maybe the poet's finger slipped and hit the comma by mistake. I enjoyed the poem. If there were more to it, I didn't want to miss it. I could see the trees moving.
   ~Posted by Leola, Oct 19, 2014

Oct 19, 2014
Leola, it looks like that's a formatting issue - if a piece is long enough, there will be ads placed in between sections of it - it looks like this ad decided to pop up right before the last line! Not the best placement, but yes, there is one more line after the ad. :-) Thanks for commenting!
   ~Posted by Laura, Oct 19, 2014

Oct 27, 2014
Oh, thanks for telling me.
   ~Posted by Leola, Oct 27, 2014

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