your silence

Written for:  Carpe Diem – The Sound of Silence #1 – Intro
“How to bring “silence within”, “inner stillness” or “silence” into your haiku? That was the first thought that came in mind, but than I had a “revelation” … Haiku is renown as the poetry of nature and in nature I find my inner peace, my inner silence. As I walk through nature than the beauty, the wonder, the greatness overwhelms me, nature makes me silent. I only listen to all the silence in nature, the song of birds, the rustling of leaves, a babbling brook, the cooing of pigeons and more …
So haiku is not only the poetry of nature, but also the poetry of silence … isn’t that wonderful … it’s of course so true … in our haiku we catch the silence not only through the scene, but also through the use of almost no words … but those words are enough to paint a wonderful image.”


alone on the beach
only the cries of seagulls –
breathing silence

© Chèvrefeuille (our host)

Here is my attempt:

create your silence
sit in quiet spot, eyes closed
listen to your breath

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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4 Responses to your silence

  1. kim says:

    So true… it is the silence around the words that make them so powerful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful Haiku 🙂


  2. very nice idea, the silence


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