G.R. Gaus

(April 11 1950 / St. Louis)

Silent Sounds


Oh gentle breeze, whisper in my ear,
Your origin, I know not where,
In the dust, you suddenly appear,
Then rushing off, without a care.

Billowing clouds rise in the west,
Low rumble, echoing through me,
Beginning on, a long lonely quest,
Most beautiful, wild and free.

Forest filled with living things,
Hidden safely within its walls,
Each one hears as silence sings,
Her song, of reassurance, calls.

A spring appears beneath a stone,
From some deep darkened vein,
Secret source remains unbeknown,
Into a pool, becomes domain.

Mule Deer browse in quiet grace,
Stepping softly, glancing around,
Overlooking their visible space,
Aware of all, that makes a sound.

Silent sounds heard everywhere,
Few humans stop to listen,
Caught within the city's snare,
Never knowing what their missin.

Submitted: Friday, May 31, 2013
Edited: Saturday, June 01, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I’ve become accustomed to these things; don’t miss the sirens…..

Comments about this poem (Silent Sounds by G.R. Gaus )

Enter the verification code :

  • Freshman - 1,073 Points Valerie Dohren (6/4/2013 12:36:00 PM)

    Just lovely GR, you paint a beautiful scene here - away from all the sirens, not to mention mobile phones and the like. A great read. (Report) Reply

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. A Call to the MinuteMen, Michael Stevens
  2. Romeos morning serenade climb, Mark Heathcote
  3. Screamers, Lev Brekhman
  4. Bitter lament, Lev Brekhman
  5. Breakheart solo, Lev Brekhman
  6. Pygmalion, Lev Brekhman
  7. Be ready, Lev Brekhman
  8. The clock, Lev Brekhman
  9. In clover, Lev Brekhman
  10. Frictionless existence, Lev Brekhman

Poem of the Day

poet Charles Stuart Calverley

He stood, a worn-out City clerk —
Who'd toil'd, and seen no holiday,
For forty years from dawn to dark —
Alone beside Caermarthen Bay.
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  6. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  7. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  8. If, Rudyard Kipling
  9. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  10. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]