Growing into Silence
POETRY FORMAT, 4 Jun 2018
Emanuel E. Garcia – TRANSCEND Media Service
I have grown into silence
Perhaps the walks I stole,
Ever slower, perhaps
The far fold where there is
Neither sea nor sky,
The scattered shells and rocks
Polished and thrown at our feet
I bend to pluck them,
Brush their surfaces and
Gently toss or lay them back:
Their perfect patterns,
Sheen, their curvatures
I can’t explain
That’s when I will sit,
There is enough of air and spray,
The changing heedless forms
Nimble and great around,
That’s when I feel most keen:
To think that every storm
Eventually becomes the softest breeze
Dr. Emanuel E. Garcia is a member of the TRANSCEND Network for Peace Development Environment, an American poet, novelist and physician who now resides in New Zealand. He may be contacted at email@example.com.
This article originally appeared on Transcend Media Service (TMS) on 4 Jun 2018.
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