reticence cannot speak

in amniotic dreams

but the word is stone

blazing questions

swallowed by echoes


eternal reticence

and there’s no reply


©AvdL 2010



33 Responses to “Reticence”

  1. but the word is stone blazing questions….terrific!

  2. Jou woorde direk na my hart.

    ps: I’m thrilled that Julie won 🙂

  3. very powerful words! welcome home xoxox

  4. Trust me.. with you, it’s anything but reticence!! 🙂
    Some very engaging words there, Mandy!! Superbly played! Life (even before birth) is a plethora of unasked and unanswered questions indeed!!!

    WELCOME BACK, darlin’!!!!! Hurrraaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  5. “Reticence” and “amniotic” – terrific vocabulary!

    What a wordsmith you are, Buttercup!

    (I’m a sucker for great language!)

  6. eternal reticence

    and there’s no reply

    WOW, you’re back with a bang! Hope your vacay was fab!

  7. So beautiful in its hesitation. Glad to have you back in our world!

  8. Blazing questions… echoes… lovely, Amanda. Welcome back! xxx

  9. Artfully written poem that describes the plight of holding back. “Amniotic dreams” – Creative portrayal of prematurity-being not ready. The photo perfectly pictures holding back too long. Amanda is back in the swing and writing beautiful and thought provoking poetry as always. I missed you, my friend! Blessings to you…

  10. Speaks to the soul. Wistful and engaging. Just lovely. “Blazing questions swallowed by echoes.” Oh my! Tears…

    Welcome back, dear Amanda. Missed you. Can feel a new energy here.

    Poem on …

    Peace and Hugs!

  11. signed .............bkm Says:

    Excellent Amanda, the play on the word you extract a great image here…thank you for posting…bkm

  12. wow this piece is a beauty… absolutely breautiful and brilliantly written.
    //blazing questions
    swallowed by echoes/ amazing lines.

  13. A beautiful write, Amanda, loved it. And welcome back…

  14. Ms. Peaches Says:

    very wonderfully written my dear friend!!! as always I’m so glad I stopped by…cheers!

  15. Glad to hear from you again! Great poem :]

  16. This one, though reticent, says so much. Beautifully done, Amanda. 🙂

  17. Very engaging and suggestive. As always, I enjoy what you do. -bill

  18. Really strong words. Well laid out. Excellent work 🙂

  19. splendid pic and fabulous poem. your taste of pictures is too good amanda, they add extra glamour to your splendid poems.

    sometimes the real voice is really subdued in echos.

  20. Such eternal unwillingness is scary, but you made it creative. Love the hand with the fire … unique.

  21. you are here, yet not here!

  22. Good to see you back, you’re back, YOU’RE back!!!! 😀 😉 Yeah!!! xx

  23. smart words,
    miss you horribly,

    hope you well….
    Happy Friday!

  24. powerful use of words 🙂

  25. That was the perfect length for this poem.
    Gave it a powerful effect lyrically

  26. A powerful poem Amanda.

  27. excellent. One of my favourite Mandys to date I think. Succinct and well-worded. Extra points for amniotic lol.

    Warmest Salad my friend


  28. feel free linking your poems to potluck,
    don’t worry about doing commenting,
    simply share and enjoy some coming in traffic.

    best regards.

  29. Nice…beautiful words… 🙂

  30. ooo… nice one. very magical… dark and powerful…
    I like how it can be interpreted and applied in many ways…

  31. Ms. Peaches Says:

    I love it when a poem can be short and more powerful than a long piece! this is awesome and as always I’m so glad I stopped by! thanks for sharing…visiting very late from week 33…

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