Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Poetry Month: The Reason for Silence 25 of 30

For the month of April, I'll be writing poetry each day in celebration of National Poetry Month.  I've decided not choose a theme, not to plan the writing, but instead to wait to see what poetry finds me each day. 

often i choose
the weight of words
the necessity of finding the right one
the nuances which complicate meaning
no one word quite right
no set of words encompassing
often i choose

© Cathy L. Mere, 2018


  1. Quiet is difficult, but necessary. We need to listen -- not listen to respond as many do -- but listen with quiet. Beautiful poem.

  2. This is absolutely beautiful! Often I don't choose quiet, which regularly leads to putting my foot in my mouth. You way sounds much wiser! I love the structure and pacing of this poem as well.

  3. This poem speaks to my own relationship with words. I love it. "Cacophonous" is one of my favorite words. Sometimes I think it's amazing we can communicate at all, such is the nature of words.

  4. This is my place of choice as well. Listening is vital.

    I like how you isolated single words, each like a person sitting back in their chair at a noisy table of talkers...being quiet.

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