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Below is the poem entitled THE SILENCE BEFORE THE VIEWING which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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As the sun set behind stained glass and snow fell, I draped black watch plaid,

an odd pall, on his bland casket and touched shifting light, a frail nomad.

I wept with no sound for my lively father was in silence clad.

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  1. Date: 9/5/2012 10:12:00 AM
    You sure captured this moment well, Cyndi-- I see that you won with this, so congrats to you! I'm sorry to hear that you haven't been well-- do get your rest, ok? I do drop by here and there, but yes, not as much as before, been occupied with some other things lately-- I haven't written as much lately anyhow but yes, today is special, so I came up with something for Andrea...also want to remind you it's her birthday today, Sept 5 :). Have a great week, and do hug Verity for me as well!

  1. Date: 8/29/2012 9:58:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in Black Eyed Susan's "Silence Please" contest Cyndi. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/27/2012 3:53:00 PM
    Sad one..I can feel your pain..Great work..Congrats on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 9:24:00 AM
    What can be said about your descriptives on this heart rending scene -- bland casket, touched shifting light, a frail nomad. If I go on, I'll be reprinting every word. You are a true poet, richly blessed with language and sensitivity. love, Kathy

  1. Date: 8/26/2012 6:52:00 AM
    congratulations on your win Cyndi xx

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 10:28:00 PM
    Such an emotional write Cyndi! Congrats on a great win!

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 8:51:00 PM
    CYNDI;-) congratulations with your awesome entry In Susan's " SILENCE " contest. take care~ PD

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 5:55:00 PM
    Yes, I wept, no I bawled, when my father died...this man of stature and words was silenced as he slept, silently. I do know the feeling. Compelling write. Congrats. One love. Joy Wells.

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 5:55:00 PM
    So sad, but so well written. Well done. Excellent as usual. Lee

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 12:59:00 PM
    the last line is SO GOOD, Cynthia. It says it all. Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 12:43:00 PM
    A deeply emotional write, Cyndi. Congrats on your win! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 8:59:00 PM
    A tender and soulful write, Cyndi. Quiet tears for your father, I'm sure he was there with you and also silently wept. Best wishes, Mikki

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 6:10:00 AM
    Sad and elegant description of your father's funeral, Cyndi...''I wept with no sound'...that says it all...have a blessed day - Tim

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 5:56:00 AM
    This is sad and yet beautiful Cyndi, that surreal moment where sometimes silence is all that is needed. Hope your day is a great one ;)

  1. Date: 8/19/2012 3:22:00 AM
    Realistic sad poem. he who loves father knows well. Loved always, bl