Birgit Bunzel Linder

Freshman - 519 Points (Oberhausen, Germany)

A Quiet Life - Poem by Birgit Bunzel Linder

Today we walked out of our dream
to sit on the brown bench again,
right across the bare white rocks
that soften the sea.
A summer evening
when we are both quiet,
entranced by the colors of the six o’clock sun
that flicker over the ocean,
mesmerized by the inaudible life
that hangs in the air.
When leaves rustle in the breeze
you whisper, “I think it is a poem.”
“It came like water, and like wind it goes, ”
I whisper back.
Far away, a sail silently glides from east to west.
I look at you and smile.
Our hearts, too, once crossed over
from one shore to another,
docking on stillness,
picking up each other’s thoughts
like little sparrows their crumbs.
Between the waves,
words become slower.
We deny ourselves
the clamor of theories.
We hide away from
the noise of aesthetics.
We hover in life
like dragonflies.
Our feelers as hushed as hibiscus.
We have not yet used up the real.
We know the coming of death.
Still, we sit on the brown bench,
with the sea and the rocks.
When we are both quiet.

Topic(s) of this poem: love and life, sea, stillness, together

Form: Free Verse


Comments about A Quiet Life by Birgit Bunzel Linder

  • Roseann Shawiak (1/23/2016 1:38:00 AM)

    A beautiful pattern and design of love woven into this delicate poem, filled with imagery and one another. Soothing, contemplative and serene, taking me on a voyage across the sea. Your heart speaks volumes in this poem. Really great writing, enjoyed it immensely! Thank you for sharing. RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (1/23/2016 1:04:00 AM)

    When leaves rustle in the breeze
    you whisper, “I think it is a poem.” your great poetic sense and poetic mind one could sense here in these lines, .
    i carefully read your poem and like it very much. your life history of moving and travelling all over the world is fascinating. thank you very much for your poem tony (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (1/14/2016 8:18:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. So much of unspoken feeling yet a soft threat tying it all. (Report) Reply

  • Mary Mc Creath Mary Mc Creath (9/30/2015 6:19:00 AM)

    Delightful words and meditation on an event experienced at deepth (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (9/30/2015 4:57:00 AM)

    ''you whisper, “I think it is a poem.”
    “It came like water, and like wind it goes, ”
    I whisper back.''

    a poem from your heart, Birgit.. a very well penned one.. And it is your first here.. so good!
    WELCOME and.. keep writing & posting ;)
    Ciao
    Fabrizio

    p.s.: also the picture you've chose is a nice one (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (9/30/2015 1:41:00 AM)

    A lovely poem, Brigit. Thank you (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 29, 2015



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