Thursday, 18 May 2017

Sometimes the Soul: A Poem

Sometimes the soul 
seeks silence 

seeks a chrysalic hush 

for speech is coarse 
jarring 

to the senses 
that want
nothing 
but peace 

and a sleep 
that descends 
slowly 
and heals 

so that the holy words 
of silence 
can flow

Silence by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, 1870 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

2 comments:

  1. Oh Therese, this is beautiful! And Dante is a favourite artist... A really gorgeous post, thank you xx

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    1. Thank you, Claire. I'm exploring poetry at the moment, little gems of writing when I can't work on larger pieces. And I love Dante too. x

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