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Rated: E · Poetry · Experience · #1767604
An afternoon experience
The sound of silence

Like a paper thing it moves
through lazy summer skies
and the silence follows it
everywhere it flies.
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As quietly as a shadow
this seeming lifeless thing
is carried by the wind
and moves on silent wing.
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Like all of its surroundings
this awesome bird of prey
leaves no place for words
and takes the breath away.
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It circles once again
and still I watch it there
this lovely sound of silence
that moves upon the air.
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Like a paper thing it moves
through lazy summer skies
and the silence follows it
even as it flies.
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