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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.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2010




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Date: 10/13/2013 12:55:00 PM
The imagery definitely is silent and painful. Very relatable.
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Date: 6/3/2012 1:41:00 AM
The poem certainly induces a soft, painful and quiet imagery. Very warm!
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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!
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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
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