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:

Blogger jazzy tower said...

All beautiful Gillena. That first one grabs me.

Pat

4:47 PM  
Blogger 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!

5:01 PM  
Blogger 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:)

6:03 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Pat

Muchđź’–love

6:30 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

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

Muchđź’–love

6:31 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Eileen

Muchđź’–love

6:32 PM  
Blogger Sherry Marr said...

Some very lovely images, Gillena.

6:38 PM  
Blogger 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!

6:41 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Sherry

Muchđź’–love

6:41 PM  
Blogger rallentanda said...

I love the gecko one. All beautiful

8:18 PM  
Blogger Thotpurge said...

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

9:43 PM  
Blogger Marja said...

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

9:45 PM  
Blogger Old Egg said...

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

10:51 PM  
OpenID angieinspired said...

your work is astounding

1:21 AM  
Blogger Sumana Roy said...

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

1:41 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Rall

Muchđź’–love

2:31 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Ajani

Muchđź’–love

2:32 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Marja

Muchđź’–love

2:33 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for dropping by Robin

Muchđź’–love

2:33 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Angie

Muchđź’–love

2:34 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Sumana

Muchđź’–love

2:35 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation and good cheer MMT

Muchđź’–love

2:38 AM  
Blogger John Buchanan said...

Lovely imagery Gillena, thanks for sharing it.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Namratha said...

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

1:10 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped by John

Muchđź’–love

2:54 AM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thanks for your appreciation Nammy

Muchđź’–love

2:55 AM  
Anonymous 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.

8:28 AM  
Blogger Jae Rose said...

Superb write :)

11:43 AM  
Blogger hyperCRYPTICal said...

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

3:19 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for yoyr appreciation X

Muchđź’–love

3:51 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Happy you dropped in Jae

Muchđź’–love

3:52 PM  
Blogger gillena cox said...

Thank you for your appreciation Anna

MUCHđź’–love

3:52 PM  

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