Michael Wride

Rookie (December,5th 1968 / Wells, Somerset, England, UK)

Noiselessness - Poem by Michael Wride

Too much noise
Empty noise
Try to be with you
All noise

People, kids, cars
Withdraw my mind

Peace of darkness,
Stars flickering,
Quiet wind whispering,
A duet with the tide,
Audible, but humanly unfathomable,
A gentle peace,
Natural,

Your noise,
With you,
At last!

Lying back
Listening to the sweetest sound of
Nothing

But everything


Poet's Notes about The Poem

I wrote this in the late 1980s. Our house was often busy and there was a tension in the atmosphere there owing to my Dad's illness. There was often the noise of traffic outside too. I used to retreat into my bedroom for some peace This was probably one of my first attempts to meditating...trying to find some peace and quite within and actually achieving it (for once!)

Comments about Noiselessness by Michael Wride

  • Rookie Heather Wilson (1/2/2013 3:09:00 AM)

    I have a great understanding for the need of peace Sandford, I hope you found it in this poem, I did. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, January 1, 2013


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