Breaking Silence


It is not speaking that breaks our silence,
but the anxiety to be heard. Thomas Merton

In chilled twilight swells
the chorus overwhelming
echoing passion,

half of water, half
of leafy bank, the night they
fill with lusty will,

persistent, straining
these marshland poets converge,
anxious to be heard.

3 thoughts on “Breaking Silence

  1. Good metaphor, those “marshland poets”… in water, surrounded by the leafy bank. We poets on WP seem to be in a similar marshland, “anxious to be heard”.

    Nice Thomas Merton quote too!

    Very nicely done, Steven. 🙂

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