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Old 28th March 2012, 07:54 AM
feyfifer feyfifer is offline
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Default The Silence Afterwards

by Rolf Jacobsen

Try to be done now
with deliberately provocative actions and sales statistics,
brunches and gas ovens,
be done with fashion shows and horoscopes,
military parades, architectural contests, and the rows of triple traffic lights.
Come through all that and be through
with getting ready for parties and eight possibilities
of winning on the numbers,
cost of living indexes and stock market analyses,
because it is too late,
it is way too late,
get through with and come home
to the silence afterwards
that meets you like warm blood hitting your forehead
and like thunder on the way
and the sound of great clocks striking
that make the eardrums quiver,
because words don't exist any longer,
there are no more words,
from now on all talk will take place
with the voices stones and trees have.

The silence that lives in the grass
on the underside of every blade
and in the blue spaces between the stones.
The silence
that follows shots and birdsong.
The silence
that pulls a blanket over the dead body
and waits in the stairs until everyone is gone.
The silence
that lies like a small bird between your hands,
the only friend you have.
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Old 28th March 2012, 04:18 PM
jbbt9 jbbt9 is offline
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Default The comment afterwards

Thank you Feyfifer

I thought I must get as least one reply off to you
So that you are not looking at "zero" replies
and despairing of "The silence afterwards"

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Old 30th March 2012, 08:46 AM
feyfifer feyfifer is offline
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Thank you jbbt,...I appreciate your sentiment..truly I do!..but i dont really despair of the silence to my posts here,....

Jesus exhorts us to be humble and charitable to those who spurn us..!

Besides,..I've learnt a lot about human nature from this site...and being an ardent fan of Robert Frost (and Henrik Ibsen too...)... I trudge on, stoically!

So, when I'm victimized by xenophobes,... i just look for "..roads ..grassy and wanting for wear!"

If I do despair of being ignored I remember :"...Strongest people ..are most alone!".....

I do feel a lot of respect for people like you and a couple of others whom I wont name, (for fear of throwing them into Ron's crosshair' please Ron..I know you have a sense of humour!) guys and a couple of others who fell...Mark? Bonaventure? do have the grit to "...take the road less travelled by!"
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