Soft, Silence Sings, A Sonnet
By Sheri Stanley
Hear - in the silence an orchestra plays
In a whisper, in a moment, ballets
Soft transcendent symphony crescendos
Through the air, in the mountains, where it grows
Feel its power linger there as it builds
There is a magic in the humming fields
Wafting to the sky in a lullaby
Calming oceans, burning sunsets, feng shai
The cadence, the tempo, the pulsing beat
Realized accented measures so sweet
In the movement the flow comes as we go
Kissing tree tops rising, falling, and so …
Realized in a moment of splendor
Master Guru to whom I surrender
Note: Feng shai: Chinese/ feng: wind, shai –water
Total: balanced energies
From the editor--A talented poet, artist and musician, Sheri shares her gifts in a variety of ways including at her website, Poetry and Beyond. She has been so encouraging to others at Whispers, commenting on nearly all the poetry published at the site since she contributed her first poem. Sheri has promoted Whispers at her site and recommended talented people who are now contributors. She has written collaborative poems with other writers which have been featured at our online journal. Her talent shines through her words and is appreciated by readers. It is a pleasure to award Sheri June’s Poet of the Month!
Thoughts on “Soft, Silence Sings, A Sonnet”--I asked Sheri to submit a poem for her honor and was drawn to the relaxing sounds. As the poem progresses, the artist’s view flows from line to line in an effortless way that is a challenge to achieve. Rarely, does one find a poem that uses sounds so extensively to convey ideas. Yet, this poem works with a depth that leaves the reader something to ponder about.
Congratulations and thank you Sheri! I appreciate all you do and have done for Whispers.
Karen O’Leary, Editor