Viola Grey

Rookie - 0 Points (Feb '73 / NZ)

Anticipation - Poem by Viola Grey

In the silence before the storm
I can feel you.
I can sense the change
darkening your soul.
As each gentle dropp lands
you turn away
before thunder heralds words
held, so far,
upon your tongue.
Remind yourself one more time
that once given
cannot be retrieved,
and heady damage
never undone.
Close your eyes
within the steady hum
of a cleansing storm.
Breathe in decision,
exhale doubt,
then carefully speak.

11/5/09


Comments about Anticipation by Viola Grey

  • Rookie Jann Rau (5/14/2012 4:48:00 AM)

    i love your poems, so full of meaning and very economic on words, great stuff (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie *Trusting You* (6/9/2009 12:17:00 AM)

    this is soooooo good.... this is poetry! ! ! I love it. great job.
    Breathe in decision,
    exhale doubt,
    then carefully speak.
    amazing lines girl... omg.... just wow...
    Becca (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (5/26/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    The first line griped me and held me captive right to the very end. Well spoken indeed! Exceptional writing Viola. 10 Karin Anderson (Report) Reply

  • Rookie LOVEFOOL Aka (5/20/2009 5:26:00 AM)

    Very good advice it is so easy to rush in with thinking of the consequences 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points _____________________________________ - (5/15/2009 6:32:00 AM)

    Till Exhaled
    “Inspired by Viola’s Anticipation”

    The lingo of “hope” I spoke-
    “Certainty” hope’s bonded fettered slave
    Tongue rolled out sun
    Cleaving clouds of doubts
    I spoke hope; retrieval whence blasphemous-
    A catharsis of uncertainty
    I spoke of “you” in a monosyllable of “us”
    I knew of tremors, tsunamis and jolts
    But I said “us” alive, awake to
    undoable [heady damage]

    I inhaled you as I whispered……. “hope” (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 2 Points Paul Hansford (5/14/2009 11:44:00 PM)

    Such powerful emotion coming through such controlled language. I admire that gift. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 233 Points Kesav Easwaran (5/14/2009 4:14:00 AM)

    'Think before you speak'...good warning...good defence in anticipation of an ensuing word storm...well written strong lines, Viola...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sue Sie (5/12/2009 5:31:00 AM)

    Thoughtful poem with meaning.....always best to have a clear head
    and engage brain before speaking....10++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Stephen Stirk (5/12/2009 3:06:00 AM)

    First rate. A thoughtful and engaging poem, produced with perfection.
    Best
    Steve (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Tom Balch (5/12/2009 2:50:00 AM)

    A brilliant piece on think before you speak, loved it, regards Tom 10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 27 Points Fiona Davidson (5/12/2009 2:50:00 AM)

    Beautiful imagery Viola...well written piece...Fi 10+++ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 12, 2009



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