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Rated: E · Poetry · Parenting · #1575977
Pantoum about silence, or lack there of...
Silent Dreams

A mother dreams for simple moments with complete and perfect silence
As she attends to needy ones with screeches, whines, and weeps
Into eve, hectic days extend as proof of quiet’s null existence—
Through the bedroom pane, a mocking moonbeam peeps

As she attends to needy ones with screeches, whines, and weeps,
Wishful thoughts of solitude, sweetly void of noise
Through the bedroom pane, a mocking moonbeam peeps
And crickets’ din creaks in beat with sudden-singing, haunted toys

Wishful thoughts of solitude, sweetly void of noise
From the street, the passing speakers’ booming hammer
And crickets’ din creaks in beat to sudden-singing, haunted toys
Kitchen washer’s hum and swish, dishes’ clinking clamor

From the street, the passing speakers’ booming hammer
Eyes slam shut, willing nighttime clatter’s hush
Kitchen washer’s hum and swish, dishes’ clinking clamor
Anticipating lulls throughout tomorrow’s rush

Eyes slam shut, willing nighttime clatter’s hush
Like a child looks and looks for arcing hues across a sunless, drizzly sky
Anticipating lulls throughout tomorrow’s rush
At rainbow’s end, elusive pieces, golden nigh

Like a child looks and looks for arcing hues across a sunless, drizzly sky
Into eve, hectic days extend as proof of quiet’s null existence—
At rainbow’s end, elusive pieces, golden nigh
A mother dreams for simple moments with complete and perfect silence




*Note*Pantoum Consists of a series of quatrains rhyming ABAB in which the second and fourth lines
of a quatrain recur as the first and third lines in the succeeding quatrain; each quatrain introduces a
new second rhyme as BCBC, CDCD. The first line of the series recurs as the last line of the closing
quatrain, and third line of the poem recurs as the second line of the closing quatrain, rhyming ZAZA. http://shadowpoetry.com/resources/wip/pantoum.html

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