With today’s prompt for OctPoWriMo being “silence”, my first responses were things like:
What is the meaning of the word? As a mom of three boys, I know this not. 🙂 Foreign to me it is. Wish for it I do. Distant in my future it probably is.
And yes, I have reverted to Yoda speak. It happens. 🙂
So the assignment is to devote five whole minutes with no outside noises to distract to being silent. See what emerges.
To do this I needed the kids asleep and I needed to dwell in silence for five minutes without drifting off to sleep, which is what I have been anxious to do since I woke up this morning.
But it is a lovely exercise, and certainly a great way to warm up for writing- not just for poetry, but for any writing.
Here is the result of my Silence exercise. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
A whisper silenced
A hand taken-
In my own.
Let’s be still
To the quiet
For just a moment
Let’s soak it in
This gift of peace