Laura Esckelson. By Silence and Words.

1 Aug

Akhmatova’s inward gaze, the face of near sleep is dreaming
of the hand that chooses what appears
and what remains unseen

not breath or tone or warmth but evidence of being
the difference between the sleeper and the one who dreams
between sheets of censure and redemption

composed by the balance of absence
and presence, by silence and words,
a portrait in lines

akhmatovaprint

3 Responses to “Laura Esckelson. By Silence and Words.”

  1. vinita18 August 1, 2014 at 15:33 #

    Fabulous poem. Love it!

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