Silent Love

I wrote this poem for the Poetry Society’s Stanza Poetry Competition and then remembered that I’m not a Stanza member – so I thought I’d share it with you on Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Tuesday Platform.


She sang her love into a bell-jar

And replaced the robust dumbing bung,

Observing the golden silence

Of the butterfly that she’d sung.

After many months of patience

She released it again,

Wrote down her love in words

On paper with a pen;

But someone else had used their silver voice

That soared and flew like birds,

So she put her love back in its jar

And stopped its mouth again.


© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Silent Love

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