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Poetry Friday: Silence by D.H. Lawrence

July 17th, 2009 (07:38 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: My Lagan Love by The Corrs

Since I lost you I am silence-haunted,
Sounds wave their little wings
A moment, then in weariness settle
On the flood that soundless swings.

Whether the people in the street
Like pattering ripples go by,
Or whether the theatre sighs and sighs
With a loud, hoarse sigh:

Or the wind shakes a ravel of light
Over the dead-black river,
Or night's last echoing
Makes the daybreak shiver:

I feel the silence waiting
To take them all up again
In its vast completeness, enfolding
The sound of men.

- Silence by D.H. Lawrence

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Posted by: imcoolerthanu2 (imcoolerthanu2)
Posted at: July 17th, 2009 08:48 pm (UTC)

It seems to be a day for melancholy.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 17th, 2009 08:56 pm (UTC)

Vibes for you if you're having a sad day.

Posted by: kellyrfineman (kellyrfineman)
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 03:11 am (UTC)
How can I find words? Poets have taken t

Ooh - nice pick!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 05:50 am (UTC)

Thanks.

Posted by: coloronline.blogspot.com (ext_168393)
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)

Beautiful. And having recently lost someone, I relate to the silence.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 05:48 am (UTC)

I am sorry for your loss.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 03:02 pm (UTC)
Tanita says

Lovely. Hadn't come across this one before.
"its vast completeness" is such a lovely phrase. I'm not sure I find this sad, per se, but I like the word melancholy in association with it.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: July 18th, 2009 05:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Tanita says

Sadly beautiful.

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