Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Fire


YOU KNOW THAT BLOG
asks for a haiku on the topic 'Fire'

5/7/5

FIRE

The friend and the foe
Warmth, sparkle and energy
You are danger too
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                                  Redon

THE SOUNDS OF SILENCE


The sounds of silence! A misnomer,
Unless, of course, you're in a coma.
Listen! Hear your blood go round
With that familiar swishing sound.
Listen! Hear breaths out, breaths in,
Hear them pause, hear them begin.
Listen! Hear that chirping bird.
Silence? Utterly absurd.
The traffic's hum, though far away,
Forms a background to each day.
And is that tinnitus in my ears,
Forerunner of silent future years?
Deafness! A silence that exists,
Silence that, for years, persists.
If I'm heading in that direction
It is cause for introspection.
Give me years of cacophony
So it can be a memory.
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11 comments:

Fun60 said...

I really enjoyed reading 'The sounds of silence'

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

haiku is written well and so true ~ poem is lovely ~ thanks, namaste, ^_^

Teresa said...

What a great haiku! I love the poem as well. Much to think about.

Tara Tyler said...

respect it! respect the fire!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Friend and foe can both be fire. Which burns hotter?

Wreath of Fire

michelle said...

The many "faces" of fire... good job!

Karen said...

A great take on fire, so true, it can be a friend or foe.

joanne said...

Such fiery eyes....love the haiku and poem..

beccagivens said...

Very nice Haiku and Poem ... yes, I agree, the Silence has its own sounds ... sometimes it is deafening!

Blanket of Fire

Jenny said...

I think Z has gone missing!

Jenn @ Youknow...that Blog? said...

Thoughtful take on fire - love it!