Fugitive Fragments

by Mike McGuire

The Sound of Silence

 

The unheard tree that falls in forest far
The probe of sun’s long finger at the dawn
A dancing leaf succumbing in the Fall
An opening bud’s slow-motion waking yawn
A statue’s cold complexion gazing blind
Thin wisp of dust in drought-dry river bed
An Amyclaean oath or doldrums’ draught
A graveside meditation for the dead
The spinal spasm sparked by lover’s touch
A Himalayan banner hanging lax
The twitch of a savannah lion’s ear
The auger of an upheld unstruck axe
A mushroom cloud on monochrome TV
The words that spoke in unremembered dream
Blurred shooting star dividing inky sky
A painting of an open-mouthed scream
Plains Buffalo stampeding in their fear
As heard by poet when the Muse is near

Single Post Navigation

45 thoughts on “The Sound of Silence

  1. Wonderful writing! This piece flows so nicely and is telling it’s own story.
    Very nice.
    Lots of love

  2. a1000reasons on said:

    The fragments of silence
    Splintering into a thousand pieces
    Caused by its heavy fall

  3. “As heard by poet when the Muse is near” It would seem, my good sir, that your Muse was close at hand whilst you penned this. Too many beguiling lines to choose a favorite. Your words are magical….

    • Thank you kindly Christina and yes my Muse was indeed close that day and fortunately wasn’t wearing that diaphanous outfit that leads my mind astray (as you know, they can be a bit of a bee-aach at times).

  4. The line “A mushroom cloud on monochrome TV’ from your poem gave me the shivers.

  5. Beautiful poem, Mike; it felt like a journey upon which you pointed out all of the quiet in the attractions. I especially loved this line:

    “A Himalayan banner hanging lax”

  6. Once again, you write the truth. I absolutely loved it. Kudos.

  7. wow, amazing. every line was well thought-out..and yes, all of them are silent, but leave a great impact. Perhaps this was the most captivating for me, ‘Thin wisp of dust in drought-dry river bed..’ Glad I read it today. Inspiring

  8. Oh Mike… You found such beauty, in the silents… There are no words worthy of breaking them… Just awed silence…

    • The ‘silents’ – Megan your default approach to the English language is to render any improvements – usually phonetic filigree – to make its words more apt, self-evident, polysemic or witty. That you would do so to honour this little poem is as fine a compliment that the poet could wish for. I thank you with great noise and clamor.

  9. We need these silent moments to hear our inner poet and in this case your readers, as I indeed did, became hushed at the discovery of your sublime poem. Truly wonderful!

  10. sounds of silence wanders and echoes
    whispering what the muse wishes to say out loud..
    I really like this Mike….
    Take Care…You Matter…
    )0(
    maryrose

  11. I love it. Awake asleep and around your world, it sings.

  12. Judging from the title of this poem and then its content, the sound of silence has much worthwhile to say.

  13. what can i say…i’m speechless :-) – incredible!

  14. There are no words to describe how much I enjoyed this poem, except maybe “Encore!” :D

    ✘Ⓐ

  15. powerful stuff Mike
    the augery of the axe is a vivid image :)

  16. Muddletation on said:

    Loved this

  17. pi314chron on said:

    *smile* I’ll second Roxi’s “Outstanding!” (Even if I DON’T know what the deuce “An Amyclaean oath” is! Never mind…I’ll ask my good friend Google. *g*

Whaddya think?

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Journey of Scribbles

the reflections of a 20-something student

Stories We Were Told

A fine WordPress.com site

Jnana's Red Barn

A Space for Work and Reflection

La Vie en Noir

a blog focusing on the beauty of poetry, dark music, fashion and anything that exudes passion - in one way or another.

Who Dreams Me Right

Getting back to the roots

far-out anonymous

hashtag random thoughts

Hearts Aren't Just For Beating

Thoughts, writings, and one man's perspective on our limited lifetime.

Poise with a Little Noise

University Student. Vegetarian. Smarty Pants. Twitter: realjohnsonv

Everyday Words

An exercise in creativity and sanity.

Under Painted Firmament

Here are the stars I was able fathom into constellations.

Never Quite Broken

If you can feel, then you can write

slyvioletflower

Just another WordPress.com site

calmgrove

Exploring the world of ideas through books

Ayesha Mehr Nadeem

Thinking and communicating

nero kein

universe and me – alone

Musings by Xantho

You never know what you may find here...

Zenrinji

a haiku a day

Here

Nowhere else

The Winged Woman

My simple journey

Cloud Gatherings

Let the rain cleanse the soul, tears of hope and healing.

jadedmess

Writings, that's all. My own or someone else's. Dark, happy, sensual, romantic, sweet, sad...whatever the day inspires.

malleable art

popped bubblegum and jawbreakers: POETRY, SHORT FICTION AND OTHER GOOD IDEAS

Wounded Memories

Anonymous place to let spill my wounded memories

Gogyoshi

Short poems for Long days

Sir Morose

In Limbo

Poems & poèmes

"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." – William Wordsworth

Libretto

Expression of Thought through Words

Rants Unto the Ether

There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge, and I knew we'd get into that rotten stuff pretty soon. - Raoul Duke

Zula Julia

Lover of words, wit and surrealism

Le donne lo sanno...

Blog rivolto in modo particolare al mondo delle donne,alle loro passioni,desideri,preoccupazioni.Consigli sullo shopping,sulla cosmesi,sull'alimentazione e in generale sulla vita

Paris Poems

Poetry and short stories by Paris

hocuspocus13

Magickal Arts

Haiku Once A Day

When new to haiku, there’s only one way to learn. Write some every day.

Gugni

Just another WordPress.com site

Feed|the|feesh Michael Layao

Random Acts of Poetry

Personally disordered

Poems of the Strange & Terrible EST. 13 July 2014

Poetry by Carrick Cross

Romance. Grace. Life.

kalabalu

Kalabalu.WordPress.com site

Syl65's Blog

Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire

ANNIE'S MUSE

Whispers of Poetry

Life

in whispers

Mum C writes

Poetry, Short Stories and Articles

webthewords

My little world of words

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,155 other followers

%d bloggers like this: