Aching Silence

It’s black —
this lack of words;
a void…
too cold.

I only hear myself
reflected darkly
between each heartbeat;
caesurae
of the muted nights.

It’s black —
this lack of you;
devoid
of glow.

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Despair by Max Kurzweil

Tonight at dVerse we have a guest prompting us, please join us writing about the kind of silence communicating more than words.

July 31, 2018

27 responses to “Aching Silence

  1. Pingback: Aching Silence — Björn Rudbergs writings – this crazy little thing called love·

  2. Even with the dark edges here, brother, you are ever the romantic. They say that love is the common denominator in the universe–I think expressed through poetry and music.

  3. You’ve gone really dark with this poem, Bjorn, and the image is just right for it. My favourite lines:
    ‘I only hear myself
    reflected darkly
    between each heartbeat;
    caesurae
    of the muted nights’.

  4. Lots of deep pain expressed in the silence of this poem. Loss is difficult whether physically or simply loss of connection. Love your caesura of the muted night!

  5. I love this poem … and anything that glows.

    Did you ever have a Glow Worm sleepytime toy? I have one now. I sure love those babies. Mine’s blue-green, but I really want a pink one.

    I hope you get your glow back soon.

  6. I take it there’s a silence prompt. How somber. I would have to make mine about silly ants, if I had time to write. But it’s back-to-school week; can you believe that?! Already! Getting school clothes, going to meetings, etc. Not much time for poems. 😦

  7. kaykuala

    I only hear myself
    reflected darkly
    between each heartbeat;

    That’s how deafening the heartbeat seems to be! It affects many in such trying times of loneliness, in fact!

    Hank

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