Silence Beckons

Silence beckons,
sink into tranquility
begin to glide down.

Within seconds,
tension goes, 
breathing slows, 
peace is found.

Where you lie, now
is hallowed ground.

Stillness takes you
(rest long overdue).
In every bone and sinew
a quiet peace abides.

Silence beckons.

Song Choice: Clair de Lune
This poem was created from a prompt offered by Magaly Guerrero for NaPoWriMo (Day 10: Poetry for Blood, Flesh, Bone and Spirit)

44 comments:

  1. This very nice. It's a good description of that 'letting it all go' feeling which we often tend to describe as 'sinking' or 'going down', like we know subconsciously that we're dipping into the void when we do that. Nice write. It has a pleasant meter to it too.

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    1. The meter was really tricky for me! There was quite a bit of reading it out loud before I felt it was ready for posting.

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  2. OK Rommy, needed this, fantastic, re-reading as I go to zzzzzzzz

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  3. This harkens of death to me, of sweet release and wonderful nothing. Love it.

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    1. I tried to keep it neutral to allow the reader to envision whatever ground they saw as ultimately peaceful - I'm delighted that you saw this angle of it. One of the most beautiful and peaceful places near me is a historic cemetery.

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  4. Want to know what I love most about this poem? That it doesn't matte if I read it aloud or in my head: I must whisper it. Your word choice, your pauses, the imagery you paint invites a sense of weightlessness... that nudges the mind to let go and breathe for a sweet moment.

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    1. I know from my personal practice that weightlessness is wonderful space to be in. It is not always easy to achieve, but so worth it, even just for a few minutes.

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  5. Excellent song to attach your wonderful prose to!
    I first heard that on a movie...Frankie & Johnny....Al P and Michelle Pfifer
    Loved it ever since!

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    1. It's a really lovely classical piece to unwind to :)

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  6. "Every bone and sinew a quiet place..." beautiful :D XXX

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    1. Thank you. I rather like that bit too

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  7. the peace is certainly appealing; thanks for sharing a lovely write;

    i'm happy you dropped in to read mine, i linked to 'imaginary garden with real toads'

    much love...

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    1. I was told by a good friend that there was some intriguing poetry to find over on Imaginary Toads and was not disappointed. :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. We so seldom get the kind of silence we need--the kind that you can sink into, where there is no hidden unspoken negativity or jarring word, where the world spins slower, and peace is a blanket. I am really seeing what Magaly was driving for with this prompt here in your words.

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    1. Possibly due to being a harried mom I really liked the idea of just absolute silence as a relaxation meditation. Yes, this sort of silence is certainly needed from time to time!

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  9. Sinking into the silence, such great advice! A sweet invitation to letting go. A very welcome piece, Rommy!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! I'm glad you enjoyed it :)

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  10. I like the letting go- vibe. The sensation of release. And contentment.

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    1. I think there needs to be some sort of release for relaxation to happen.

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  11. Whistles!!! This is absolutely gorgeous writing Rommy :D It's a nice description of letting go of one's worries and troubles and just sinking deep into the peaceful atmosphere that silence offers. Beautifully penned. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support :D :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  12. Yes when reading this out loud in a slow relaxing way it is very effective.

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    1. I'm glad it reads as a meditation in its own right

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  13. That thought of 'silence beckons'is such a good one after a long day. Lovely poem.

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    1. Silence can be very healing on those sorts of days

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  14. This was beautiful--I so enjoyed its meditative sense

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    1. I have a regular meditative practice and wanted to bring the feelings from that into this piece.

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  15. aw...how i love the restful words, like sweet breeze...peace, peace...

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  16. Letting go comes with a sense of pride. Like the feeling of wanting to allow a freedom of choice to a loved one!

    Hank

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    1. Yes, sometimes slowing down and just allowing yourself to respond to the silence with no outside interruptions can be very freeing.

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  17. This made me know (even more) that true silence - of mind, body and spirit - is so very hard to find or allow ourselves to find..but it is perhaps essential to survival and learning to live well - a wonderful meditation on rest

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    1. It is hard! Those silences are more precious because of it.

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  18. I love second readings. The first time I read this piece, I was taken by the smoothness of its tone, by the way it helps the mind fly... Today, I love that I can use it as a way of finding a place that lacks all the loud chaos of everyday life. A place where rest is possible. Perhaps, even dreams...

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    1. LOL, I started humming "There's a place for us" from West Side Story. "Somewhere, somehow...writeaholics in open air, find their muse...somewhere..." :D

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  19. Yes, I am so relaxed now. This is so gentle...

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  20. Yep...that's when I will find rest too...I hope XXX

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  21. Enjoyed this so much, it reminds me of how I feel during my meditations, the flow and gentle decline,,, :-)

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    1. I have a regular meditative practice as well. I resisted it for a bit as I'm very much someone who likes to be constantly busy, but what a huge difference it's made for my mental health, as well as my creativity. Sometimes my mental process has to lay fallow for a bit to get some good ideas to grow.

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  22. Beautiful meditative piece! It soothes, as I 'sink into tranquility'and breathe.:)

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