Poetry

Writing 201: Poetry – Day 7 — ‘My Fingers Touched the Keys of Silence’

Today our assignment is to write a prose poem (poetry that makes itself apparent as such although written as prose — without standard meters or rhyme schemes.). Our subject is fingers, and the poetic technique that we are aiming for is assonance (repetition of vowel sounds).

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My Fingers Touched the Keys of Silence

My fingers touched the keys of silence, and I played its song. It pulled from me a longing that I thought was gone forever – the yearning to release my soul in flowing words that birth new life in images and sounds that intertwine and reach another soul and draw it close to mine. I feared my well was dry, my soul an empty sieve, and that I’d nevermore know a yearning to create with words that live. Ah, the peace, the solace that replaces fear. For now I know I have it still – the gift to make words living things. All it took was spending time with silence for a while, and as it’s music played, it filled my well again.

 

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12 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry – Day 7 — ‘My Fingers Touched the Keys of Silence’”

  1. This is such a calming poem. Ifelt my shoulders relax, and if you read it to me a few times, I am sure I would fall asleep, but not from boredom. It’s so calm and lilting. Yes, you do still have the gift to make words living things.

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