Silent Twilight

soundless evensong sunlight pursued by darkness soft-footed shadows Kim M. Russell, 2018 My response to Carpe Diem #1386 Silence … In the first episode of a new theme for this month, ‘Rumi, the mystical poet’, the poem Chèvrefeuille has shared with us is: Two Days of Silence After days of feasting, fast. After days of […]

Struggling to Think

I have never known complete silence.          Just pin pricks in the backdrop of white noise,         where darkness seeps into quiet moments.          Memories rain into my never empty mind,       daydreams creep up and worry at my imagination like dogs with bones, persistent ringing of the telephone,      or the doorbell. Traffic passes,          […]

Silence is Golden

modest daffodils nod in secluded gardens radiating sun they raise their yellow trumpets resonate golden silence Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem Namasté The Spiritual Way #5 self consciousness In a new episode of ‘weekend-meditation’, Chèvrefeuille has shared a poem by the poet Thomas Hood (1799-1845), which he says can be read […]

No Words

in a starry sky a silent display of light heavenly language Kim M. Russell, 2017 My response to Carpe Diem #1174 silence Chèvrefeuille says today’s poem is a difficult one to understand: Silence Nothing is better for an ignorant man than silence, and if he were to consider it to be suitable, he would not […]