Monday, January 16, 2006

Voice and Silence


Some days there are no words left to be spoken.
The silence of my heart is enough
and in that stillness there is safety and contentment.
Some days I scream to be heard,
a geyser of words bubbles to the surface
from a dark, voiceless place that no woman should ever know.
I live from the parody of my days
in all their ironic truth.
I live from the contrast of full and empty,
empty and full.
I live from the places that long to be heard
and need to be spoken.

10 Comments:

Blogger Deb R said...

That photo is gorgeous, Michelle. So delicate!

I love the poem too.

8:30 PM  
Blogger dani said...

this image is beautiful. and it totally conveys the fragility that i think you are feeling. or have i misunderstood?

9:26 PM  
Blogger gkgirl said...

so true.
and i love the shades
of purple in the photo
(my favorite color, heehee)

2:53 AM  
Anonymous Beansprout said...

Beautiful. I am often most moved when I know I have been heard. It's powerful to give "voice" to our feelings. The blog helps with that some days. Please know that I always want to hear what you have to say.

5:17 AM  
Blogger kelly said...

such soothing image to go with a oh so pretty verse.

5:36 AM  
Blogger Frankie said...

Gorgeous picture! I love the pink hue with the purple flower...so enchanting. As your words are, always are. I love "I live from the places that long to be heard and need to be spoken." Thank you for speaking them.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Swirly said...

Lovely. We all need those moments - sitting still with silence and also howling at the moon.

8:54 AM  
Blogger laurenbove said...

tender and beautiful. just like the photo. You have a real knack for color. I love this image and the pallate of cool lavendar, pinky blueness. Inspirational!

9:40 AM  
Blogger liz elayne said...

I am so glad that you are speaking some of these longings here. I live a richer life because of your words. I mean that Michelle. A richer life.
This photograph is gorgeous. Blue and purple hydrangeas are my favorite...

1:41 PM  
Anonymous CoreyAmaro said...

I found yur lovely spot by clicking on sites taht looked interesting
la vie en rose sounded such
oh! the light
color
words
gentle
rock
sweet tide
I'll be back not just by accident
thank you!

9:48 AM  

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