Silent Sob

I have a poem in this month’s issue of Visual Verse and, as ever, I’m in great company, including Misky Braendeholm, Jane Dougherty and Kerfe Roig.

This month, writers have been inspired by a powerful sepia-toned image by Gambian-British photographer Khadija Saye, whose work was exhibited in the Diaspora Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2017 (now on show in London), and who died in the Grenfell Tower fire on 14th June 2017 at the age of 24.

You can find my poem on page 27 of the June 2020 issue, Vol. 7, Chap. 9, or you can go directly to the poem, entitled ‘Silent Sob‘.

Linking up to Poets and Storytellers United Writers’ Pantry.

29 thoughts on “Silent Sob

  1. Congratulations on the publication! What a beautiful piece coalesced with heart, grief and solemnity. I also love the metaphors in this poem. It’s absolutely superb. May you keep on writing and inspiring. ❤️

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  2. Many many hearty congratulations, Kim! 💝 I love the sensitivity with which the poem is penned. This particular part stood out for me; “she sees them as crimson flames dancing on charred walls, burning the inside of her lids.”

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  3. Fantastic Congratulations and a great poem you have written Love every line but these are stunning “as crimson flames
    dancing on charred walls,
    burning the inside of her lids.” and
    Her mouth stays shut,
    traps her loud lament,
    so that words like cinders form
    a silent sob like a poem.

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  4. Congratulations..just your title encompasses the way my heart stops at the thought of this tragic and preventable event. It’s a deep group of work about grief as Jane has pointed out. (K)

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