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The Ecstasy of Silence

When I sit with you under an oak tree that is preoccupied with tending its errant leaves -I enjoy our companionable silence that doesn’t shy away from breath between words It is a silence that is content to remain pregnant-... Continue Reading →

Bearers of Silence

Beware the bearers of silence for they are showing  you a strength in carrying weighted words Words- nestled in a voiceless box that rearrange themselves but are in no hurry to be released Words that lie in a languid stupor... Continue Reading →


if perfume had an emotion it would be a violent silence evoking quantum leaps into far-off memories raking over histories with a voice of unfading notes and a presence that may cloy or dim yet, never ever leaves ©Vivian Zems... Continue Reading →

I Hear Silence

I hear silence in the deepest dark as it tip-toes on padded feet carefully stepping around the fractures of my mind not making a sound as it leaves me as quiet as can be ©Vivian Zems (#nonet) Real Toads- Fussy... Continue Reading →

Dead Words

Amidst cumulus clouds of silence  words lay writhing in the throes of death -unable to breathe... hence lying still   These are the moments I dread the most When words die on my lips and silence thunders to the fore... Continue Reading →

Pause of a Woman

    Author's note: someone recently remarked on how quiet I was. I'd shrugged and  smiled. I'm not sure we can explain how we're wired. I don't speak much...but I say plenty! The pause of a woman -not what she... Continue Reading →

Dare to Sing like…..

abuse loses strength silence- no longer golden the canary sings ©Vivian Zems #NaHaiWrimo, # Micropoetry - Sings Image by Bijoux Chima

Silent Radiance

  silence the dust of stars shining radiance ©Jane Reichhold moonlight beams with joie de vivre she reigns supreme in darkness sounds of quiet subdued kaleidoscope twinkles of hope bird's beaks stayed shut by darkness owls ascend to claim the... Continue Reading →

The Sound of Silence

Fresh water frogs float in effortless quiet lily pads gather ©Vivian Zems Carpe Diem Haiku Kai ~ sound of silence

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