There is a silence …

There is a silence
in the hypnotic hush;
the languid lull of a wave receding.
A space of time
emptied of thought
soundless as a distant gull.

There is a moment
when Poseidon stills
the restless heart
of the vagrant sea,
and slow pulsations intermingle
in  a quietude

of  surf subdued  .. and sand and shingle.
And the unseen moon
beyond the clouds looks down
in silver equanimity … .

About atomsofstars

Reticent .. but I hope my poetry speaks for me .. Favourite quotation .. ' Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.' Ludwig Wittgenstein
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2 Responses to There is a silence …

  1. Shermeen says:

    O’ the vagrant sea and its restless heart…again, very good. As if you know which word to write with which other word and create depth of emotion! Why did I say ‘as if’…indeed, you do.

  2. atomsofstars says:

    I know you love the sea, Shermeen .. so I’m very happy to know that this poem appealed so much.
    Thank you again for your interest and for taking the time to let me know your opinion
    on my lines.

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