Wednesday, November 08, 2017

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Thirteen nuances in the silence of pre dawn

I
silence of the wind-
another blossom torn
from the Plumeria


II
what the winking stars
tell of lovers' hearts -
the silence keeps

III
except for the moon -
silence and keyboard taps
my companions

IV
the house gecko -
a movement on the wall quick
as a shadow

V
reading at night -
a page turns in tune
with the silence

VI
the wall clock ticks -
against a background of silence
its rythm stays

VII
awaiting the din
of birdsongs -
pre dawn


VIII
pre dawn -
no sound from the roosters
up in the mountain

IX
sway of leaves store -
silence and the wait
of bird songs

X
tree silhouettes -
the wind plays lightly
among the leaves

XI
drawn curtains -
pre dawn holds a silent pledge
onto itself


XII
words
in deep silence held -
in trust of poems


XIII
soft light of dawn
the songs of birds called
to delete the silence
© gillena cox 2017


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32 comments:

jazzy tower said...

All beautiful Gillena. That first one grabs me.

Pat

Susan said...

So many lovely moments. Birds "delete the silence." Ha! and "a page turns in tune"! I love that! Clearly you are intimate with this time of day and keep it "in trust of poems." Wonderful!

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Gillena,
There's no doubt that silence has its place..in many diverse areas.You have captured instances so very well:)

gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Pat

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gillena cox said...

I luv the pre and dawn hours. Thanks for your appreciation Susan

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gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Eileen

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Sherry Marr said...

Some very lovely images, Gillena.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, how I love the moon being at the beginning of your list of exceptions! May the silence be a comforting one--or disturbing, if that will help those keyboard-tapping fingers!

gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

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rallentanda said...

I love the gecko one. All beautiful

Thotpurge said...

The gecko, the plumeria, the moon, the keyboard.. so many favourites!! Thank you for sharing Gillena.. love your list!

Marja said...

Love all these snippets of silence. I start to like silence more and more

Old Egg said...

Whata beautiful collection Gillena. Each verse a delight for the imagination.

Anonymous said...

your work is astounding

Sumana Roy said...

Absolutely gorgeous! And don't mind when silence is deleted by bird songs.

gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Rall

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gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Ajani

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gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Marja

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gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Robin

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gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Angie

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gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

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gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation and good cheer MMT

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John Buchanan said...

Lovely imagery Gillena, thanks for sharing it.

Namratha said...

Lovely images of silence. The last one kick-started the day.

gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by John

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gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nammy

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X said...

What a peaceful moment there right before the world awakes. We used to have these roosters tgat would travel to our yard from a neighboring farm just to crow outside my window.

Delete makes for such an interesting word in that last one. Begging notice.

Jae Rose said...

Superb write :)

hyperCRYPTICal said...

This is the beauty of the night.
Lovely.
Anna :o]

gillena cox said...

Thank you for yoyr appreciation X

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gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Jae

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gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Anna

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