Friday, January 20, 2017

Breaking Silence


It is not speaking that breaks our silence, 
but the anxiety to be heard. Thomas Merton


In chilled twilight swells
the chorus overwhelming
echoing passion,

half of water, half  
of leafy bank, the night they
fill with lusty will,

persistent, straining
these marshland poets converge, 
anxious to be heard.

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