Wednesday, July 17, 2013

silent poem

a poem
a small poem
etched out of the silence
just a few pen scratches

last note
of a fading song


Brother Ollie


20 comments:

  1. ohhh, yes please and thank you, Brother Ollie.

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  2. Well captured for our reading pleasure. :)

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  3. My heart leapt when I saw you had posted, kiddo.....and such a lovely poem........I hope you are having a wonderful summer with the young novices:)

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  4. a little bit of scratching and the song fades...etched out of silence...lots of little elements in so short a verse....nice...

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  5. Silent poems sometimes have their own distinctive voice.

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  6. song still humming this side of the pond. Great write.

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  7. I relate to this and experience it often...

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  8. I imagine this on a scrap of paper, blowing through a window and to be found by a passerby...

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  9. Awww, this made me feel sad. I loved it, but it struck a melancholy chord in me.

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  10. p.s. and I hope this is not the last note of a fading song, but only one blue note in a melody that is generally up-tempo (smiles)

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  11. Short poems are my favorite. Thanks

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  12. ...last note of a fading song...maybe but is also a lasting one.

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  13. You have conveyed so much in so few lines, heart-breaking

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  14. Ah! This is so meaningful to me! So much can be etched out of the silence! Beautiful!Home

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  15. Brother Ollie,

    Sometimes the most depthful thoughts can be captured in a very succinct style. Your poetic words were just perfect:)

    Best of summer wishes,
    Eileen.

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  16. i've been reading basho and buson lately, only a little but still. and too, i've been needing silence, the appearance of only a few words at a time, or perhaps no words and only a blackbird flying through. in this way coming here and reading you becomes a different experience. I hear you more clearly.)))

    xo
    erin

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