21 March 2011

Subtle Silence


a subtle sort of rigidness –
with tension best expressed
as strangled words appraised
for better sense and left unsaid

for silence it was eloquent –
amazing how it left no doubt
just what was felt without an
uttered word or dangled phrase

sad to say this sorry state
evolved from conversations routed
out of what was less intended
than a fabled destiny

the stillness then dismayed
articulate and able players
deafened by a tomb of grieving
silenced in its commonsense
© 2 November 2010, I. D. Carswell