tone and pitch
the sound of the liquid vowels and
rock hard consonants
that spill on the water way
cascading over the falls
into that pool
that will be memory
in your eyes
blue as the sky
as the wing of a bird
that takes my notice
as you stop to consider
the next words
that will spill from your mouth
a hint of a smile
tasting of life and ocean
where the truth will be spoken
don’t say a thing
Things said and not said and all the Possibilities
…it will take a time to find the sincerity & truth in every word we utter… sadly, sometimes we threw words without thinking of its substance & effect t’wards the intended receiver… smiles…
Such an immediacy – words said, time captured, and then, “you say it best when you say nothing at all”. Lovely romantic poem.
I like this..the thinking before uttering words..and better still allowing for silence..nicely done
Love the title, great write.
Way to go! I love this moment “the thought held just so not spoken but seen in your eyes”. I’ve been there.
the power of words, spoken and unspoken
So happy you did – thanks! K
I like the short verses and play on sounds, words & their meanings ~ the contrast is terrific here: sound of the liquid vowels and rock hard consonants ~
Thank you so much, Grace – that line was really where the poem began to form – K
This is wonderful, I adore the title, and each line lived up to its potential. Wonderful!
So happy you enjoyed the title – it made me laugh when I wrote it so I was hoping it would catch someone’s eye – thanks for the kind words – K
So much is said that would have better left unsaid; so much is not said that should have been; so much is said with the wrong tone or body laguage and so misunderstood. Sometimes it makes me wonder whther language is such a gift after all…
Hi K. Long time no see – my fault I think. How are you?
Hey, Tony – no fault at all – have been a little quiet on my end of the lane 🙂 – but you won’t believe what I did today – went back to read Penelope again! I am so happy with that poem and still appreciate your wonderful help. Hope everything is going well for you and your family – hugs – K
Silence is implicit here and it works truly well.
Thanks, Ana – so appreciate your time and comment! K
Oh yes… how we say it… why am I in love with writing… now… I talk all day.. and being quiet in the evenings helps… thank you 🙂
Thanks, Bjorn – still thinking about dancing in the leaves – such a wonderful poem – smiles – K
mm…we have to be ever mindful of what comes from our mouthes…and i hope it is life that does…as there is a lot of death dealt by the mouth as well….
yes, always – so important to use our words to raise up and not tear down – always appreciate your dropping by, Brian – thanks – K
Because once you say it, you freeze it into single meaning, you close off all the possibilities… Lovely, the perfect poem for a linguist!
Thank you so much, Marina. K
Sometimes what is not spoken speaks louder than what IS spoken…and sometimes words really are not necessary.
Absolutely, Mary – I so believe that too – thanks for dropping by K
it’s not only what we say but how we say it… communication is so difficult in many ways.. but sometimes we understand just without words… maybe the biggest part of conversation is what we don’t say..
I have been married so long that I tease my husband that I can hear him thinking! I always appreciate your time and comments, Claudia – thank you.K
Oh yes, some very romantic esthetic meandering on this fine morning; love it; like the simplicity, the boldness of style, and dig the close; strong piece, thanks.
Thanks, Glenn – so appreciate the kind words! K