Sunday, February 15, 2015

Solace



Words linger unsaid;
no compulsion to fill space.

They are seen in eyes,
the way the head leans to one side;
half-breaths hang luxurious,
simply for the pleasure of it.

Natural rhythms weave calm;
lull without inflection or solution.

We do not rely on talk;
ours is a contented silence,
not at all awkward.



tk/February 2015




28 comments:

  1. Oh yes.. that silence speaks so much louder.. I love the comforting kind.. the one where we don't need reassurance...

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  2. Love. We all know the engine's under the hood, let's ride :)

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  3. words linger unsaid " ... love that !

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  4. 'Half breaths hang luxurious'. Love that image, Tess!

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  5. the peaceful silence of content lovers. So very familiar!

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  6. a communicating silence, nice

    have a good week

    much love...

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  7. There's nothing better than the comfortable silence between friends and lovers.

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  8. LIke the certain true and long love of a couple of 20 years. No words needed. A lovely write as always Tess!

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  9. A person you can be that way with is precious. People talk too much. Tee hee!

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  10. in silence much can be found..sometimes no words are needed to receive a message. Always enjoy your perspective.

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  11. We do not rely on talk;
    ours is a contented silence,

    Despite the silence there is still communication when it comes to gossips

    Hank

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  12. Silence is too often underrated and underused! Love this!

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  13. Sometimes the meaning of a composition is best found in the negative spaces. Lovely reflection on quiet that makes up the negative space in speaking.

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  14. I do love those contented silences......pity I've got to wait for an empty house for them!

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  15. This is a happy and balanced relationship with the partners in total understanding & harmony!
    Words are not needed :)

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  16. Silence can say so much more than words - or so they tell me! Personally I'm a bit of a chatterbox!

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  17. Appreciate the "compulsion to fill space," line. We all need people that in our lives--where we can rest in comfortable silence.

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  18. Contented silence is peaceful :-)

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  19. I don't know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

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  20. I don't know how should I give you thanks! I am totally stunned by your article. You saved my time. Thanks a million for sharing this article.

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Inject a few raisins of conversation into the tasteless dough of existence.
― O. Henry (and me)