Silence is rapid,


in wind and ventilation


Silence is mingled

with impurities, conglomerations,

buildings, factories, living organisms

and rotating thoughts


Silence leaps inarticulate

through language and agglomeration,

during, before and after


Silence springs forth

wherever time lapses


Silence is swift and rotor bladed,

promptly disappearing

like fish tails in the creek

and Bob Dylan's thinly hidden emergency rhymes,

or hiding

deep inside the afterburners of jet engines

that leave contrails across the sky


Silence moves tense

through the copper and bronze character

of a local train's passage

through an unnecessarily sharp curve of the rail,

in the religious obstinacy

of tinnitus


Silence is quick

as wayfaring lifetimes

and slow like wars

since long declared meaningless


Silence and the speed of light

are good buddies

in the men's clubs of space-time


Silence is numberless and invasive;

is always everywhere

while eternally shifting its position


Silence is the physical strength

of sound

and its applications


Silence's covert threats

are the pillars of society


Silence builds strength and brusqueness

in the water of baptismal fonts,

in the strangeness of the familiar


Silence is the gaping surprise

of recklessness

and the tara of weight


Silence sips light

in the mirrors


Silence is ceaseless

and unattainable


Silence is never short of breath


Resting tuning forks

hide silence

in its various registers


Silence is knocking on doors,

wringing houses, making clean sweeps,

refusing being John Cage's private matter



Poetry by Ingvar Loco Nordin The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2022-08-11 at 12:41

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Griffonner The PoetBay support member heart!
I actually think this is a very deep and clever observational piece, Ingvar. The places where silence exists... and some of those you describe, of course, illuminating to the mind.