Silence Is: Poetry Time With Tim

Greetings and salutations, faithful readers of this blog! Welcome back to another week of shared storytelling online! I’m Timothy Scott Purvis and this is Story Time With Tim (Temporarily Poetry Time)! I do appreciate your dropping by week after week to read these offerings and hope you’ll continue to drop by as the year draws to a close and the New Year looms large ahead of us! It’s been a very trying couple of years, hasn’t it? What with the Pandemic and the chaos and everything in between. But, we’re still here. Knocking out some literature and enjoying a few minutes of alone time!

This week’s offering was another piece I wrote during the mid 2000’s while attending Wright State University. I wrote it for my poetry class just to see how many I could put out. I did pretty well, all things considered. This particular poem was an exercise in form and language. It speaks of just a peaceful night with a love one and was highly stylized in presentation. That stylization doesn’t work real well here on wordpress but I’ll use asterisks to denote spacing so that you’ll get a sense of what it’s suppose to look like.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy the piece and will be back next week for even more material!


          Is the chirping of crickets in the night

                   Deep in the darkened wood

                             Away from the horns, and the people, and the lights


          Is the streaming stars

                   Far above blanketed by the blackest cloak

                             Distanced from the machines and the cars


          Is the gentlest touch, a loving embrace

                   Laying in the quiet, in the dark watching through the stillness

                             Smiling broadly face to face

Well, when I copy pasted the poem into the blocks it kept the formatting! How about that? I guess you got to read it as intended after all. Sweet. Anyhow, thanks for reading and I’ll read to you again soon! Enjoy your week!

~Timothy S Purvis

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