Breaking Silence


Silence is not always golden
nor every sound harmonious.

Raucous voice, discordant noise
drunken shouting, roaring roads

Making lives a misery
for those who do not wish to hear.


Birdsong breaks the night-time quiet
Waking-up to longed-for day.

Happy sound of lover’s voice
Hello darling how’ve you been?

Mozart music begins to play
enchant and soothe the weary soul

Silence can mean solitude
then sound is welcome company.

for NAPOWRIMO DAY 1   also for dVerse Open Link Night


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17 Responses to Breaking Silence

  1. pmwanken says:

    ViV…loved the contrast between:
    Raucous voice, discordant noise
    drunken shouting, roaring roads

    Happy sound of lover’s voice
    Hello darling how’ve you been?

    Beautifully done, my friend!! (Sorry I’m late to the commenting portion of NaPoWriMo…doing what I can, when I can, to gain inspiration from such as yourself! ❤ hugs!)

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  2. Pamela says:

    Yes, this is beautiful, Viv. You are off to a great start.


    Pamela ox

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  3. I love the way that bird-song can waken…accompany solitude. Beautiful, Viv.


  4. Mary says:

    Solitude and silence sometimes can be welcome companions, but then again sometime we welcome that sound and those voices in our midst as well! Nicely penned, Viv!

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  5. Sumana Roy says:

    Beautiful…”Mozart music begins to play / enchant and soothe the weary soul”….so very true…

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  6. Love the second stanza. That’s the kind of silence I want to hear!

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  7. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Beautifully vivid and intense 🙂

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  8. Silence is so complex! I love the way the silence does break and how true about rural silence. Maybe stillness but certainly sounds break in.

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  9. lillian says:

    Love the contrasts here. Well done!

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  10. 1sojournal says:

    Love the contrast between sounds. The need to recede and the need to draw close and listen. Sounds like a slow motion waltz. Thanks so much for joining in,


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  11. This is lovely, Viv. I appreciate the harmony of the second half of your piece! I’m looking forward to more words with you this month.

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  12. Grace says:

    That would be a welcome sound in the morning Viv ~


  13. katechiconi says:

    When I read this, I immediately thought of Shakespeare’s Fear No More funeral poem in Cymbeline – you know the one: ‘Golden lads and lasses all must, like chimney sweepers, come to dust’. It’s the metre, the two-line thought patterns. Lovely!

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  14. Misky says:

    Gorgeous, and so joyful!


  15. restlessjo says:

    Off to a great beginning 🙂 🙂


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