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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Inspirational · #1703972
hushed before the frost of autumn / / shed as earth clothed itself with ermine, diamonds
In the midst of silence

         for Shaziane Codrington

It was tiny
hidden beneath cooling flesh
the bones of it hushed before the frost of autumn
untimely death
shed as earth clothed itself with ermine, diamonds,
to stay the north-wind's breath.

It became tinier
so tiny time itself passed over it.
Small, smaller than a mote in God's eternal Eye.
The stars forgot it.
The oceans missed it
as they counted each humble grain of sand— twice;
and yet,
quiet, quieter
in this stillness of the uncaring void
it is within the midst of silence
that the soul finds its voice.

© Kåre Enga 2010-08-30 [167.186]

Note: Based on Shaziane Codrington's quote "It is within the midst of silence
that the soul finds its voice".
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