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Song of Silence (Rondel)

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Song of Silence (Rondel)

Beggar-boy quiet watched eyes lavender blue
 One look of buried winter songs chiseled at my soul.
 Tattered earlobe sullen deaf bored with a hole
Flash of pride, lightning wells I could not look into.

Saw the velvet violin case and bore a hole there too 
Molded pride of undeserved, embers stirred the coal
Beggar-boy quiet watched eyes lavender blue
One look of buried winter songs chiseled at my soul.

Unclasped brass dull 'click' vessel and bow I drew
 Hungry eyes body rigid--could silent tune console?
 Searing bowstrings clawed at my heart a trembling cajole
Until I saw the tears run free clear as dusky dew
Beggar-boy quiet watched eyes lavender blue. 

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  1. Date: 10/13/2013 12:55:00 PM
    The imagery definitely is silent and painful. Very relatable.

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 1:41:00 AM
    The poem certainly induces a soft, painful and quiet imagery. Very warm!

  1. Date: 10/11/2010 10:59:00 PM
    Hi!! I was looking for other Korean Poets and found: you. I like your style and theme. Visit me too!

  1. Date: 6/26/2010 5:43:00 AM
    Good use of the reaping line...It could be something like a Rondel or Villanelle and there is another that uses a reapting line..Great topic on which to pen these lines..May you fill with the spirit until overflowing onto the paper a poem pen that will bless the lives of many..Sara