“Silence is a true friend who never betrays.”   – Confucius

“True silence is the rest of the mind, and is to the spirit what sleep is to the body, nourishment and refreshment.”  – William Penn

“Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.”  – Marcel Marceau




That is not what

She is saying –

Music – a passion

But silence – silken, warm

Comforter, blanket, cape

To withdraw –

The cocoon where

Creativity germinates freely

Where her mind

slows its frantic pace

From chaos to


 Repressed mantra


Silence – her fortress

It has her back

Shelter from the storm

 She hears the predator coming

The clacking of her heels

Rattling of keys

Always different from other disasters

Silence, sounds its warning

Flight, the favored response

Hushed cantata


Recount lying in wait

As the enemy approaches

Rubber sole alarm

The heart skips beats

Hands quiver, mouth dry

Words, forsake her

Her litany to be alone

 Quelled psalms of youth

Soil, secure, reticent, fertile

Where seeds finds solace, 

Nourishment, sanctuary,

Strength, time – her friends

Adapting, evolving, processing

She bursts forth

 Her ode to joy



                                              – Léa                  



Author: Léa

A wanderer who has found home and herself in the South of France.

13 thoughts on “Silence”

    1. Good choice! I was looking at photos I took of you and Jerry at Limoux from Carnival earlier today… Bisous!

  1. Great to see you Writing again Lea you have such a talent with poetry, gosh its been so long since I wrote a blog post I need to get my writing zing back but I realise now its not going to show up. So I should try to write anyway. Kath

    1. Thanks Kath. It is good to be writing again. Alas, for months I had no computer… I shall look forward to your blogging return. ❤

    1. Thank you Mary. Yes, I wrote it yesterday just before posting. Lots of inspiration here. Thousands Pass Here Every Day by Mary Smith has arrived. While I’ve only read the first three poems, savoring, Mary Oliver would be proud to have her name on this… Well done!

    1. Thank you Cindy, for all your support and encouragement. Do you realize that it will be six years this November when you were my first ‘Like’ and my first ‘follow’. Thank you for sticking with me. It means so much. ❤

  2. This is such a beautiful poem Léa, from silence come such power. The strength that silence hold is never easy to understand, but you’ve made it easier with your words. One of the most under rated benefits of silence is it allows for a perfect transformation to take place, “From chaos to Inspiration.” 🙂

    1. Thank you Randall. How kind you are. Silence was my respite and my hiding place. Now it is the place of serenity. Silence is not a dark hole and it is not empty, it has a music of its own. 🙂

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