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Give Me Silence

Give Me Silence



when nights are long

and there is too much time to remember

tear fed raincold roots slide tangled through the dark

and forgotten words dance to an awkward rhythm

you will never understand


do not disturb me

do not distract me

with your promises of light

with your blank reassurances

and your tarnished concern

you do not know

what grows in the dark


while I weep

I am gathering strength for the spring

for cold airshock and blades of light

for the stretching and tearing

of what was folded

what was hidden

what was safe


so give me silence and time to grow

winter is my womb

my hiding place

soil that chokes your dead feeds the dreamer

and footprinted snow is the blanket that guards

my time numbed wormwrapped sleep




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Karen Ankers

Sat 3rd Nov 2018 17:59

Thanks, Ray. Winter is hibernation time. But I'll try and get some more poems out.

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Sat 3rd Nov 2018 10:43

Lovely to see your work again Karen. I was checking out your pamphlet yesterday! Plenty of power in that mind of yours for apt description of the season's secrets.


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Karen Ankers

Sat 3rd Nov 2018 09:13

Thanks, everyone!

Big Sal

Fri 2nd Nov 2018 17:41

The last line is excellent - whole piece is great and ripe with imagery.?

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Tue 30th Jan 2018 01:49

Love the work Karen great share

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Douglas MacGowan

Fri 12th Jan 2018 22:22

It is so hard to explain to some people that you sometimes prefer to be alone. This poem is a true snapshot of how that feels.

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