There’s No Quiet in Her Silence

unless you consider the wail
of a glacier as it splits down
the middle under the shimmer
of Aurora Borealis, the crack
of lightning striking the crook
of a branch so thick it creaks
and crackles on its slow fall
to the ground it immediately
begins to burn, or the groan
of ice crystals as they shove
a pebble from a mountainside
and the stampede of boulders
that roar against its absence
as sounds so soft they fade
like the hush of exhausted lovers –
lingering and panting in the dark.

This is a reprint of work originally published in Prism Review.

Danny Earl Simmons lives in Lebanon, Oregon. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals such as The Pedestal Magazine, The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, IthacaLit, and San Pedro River Review. He is the author of a poetry chapbook entitled The Allness of Everything (Maverick Duck Press).

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2 Responses to There’s No Quiet in Her Silence

  1. varjakBaby says:

    What a great poet! Thank you for the share; he is now one of my new favorites!

  2. swangomaine says:

    There’s No Quiet in Her Silence….Excellent visuals topple out at you when reading this poem! It definitely resonated with the way I feel about Mother Nature, weather events and especially applies to the Maine landscape! Look for my historical novel: SWAN ISLAND in the KENNEBEC – JOURNEY TO SOWANGEN, Island of Eagles… be soon published by Goose River Press in Waldoboro, Maine! Please share more poems! ~ T

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