Malcolm Evison

Rookie - 0 Points (15 June 1944 / Canterbury)

A Noble Silence - Poem by Malcolm Evison

The winds howl stung
like a babble
of boisterous children

freshly released
from their desks enslavement –

eyes smart and ears burn,
tears stain
our cheeks, our words

disintegrate –
each futile utterance
yields

to the elemental
sound and fury.
We battle on

maintain a noble silence.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 10, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, January 31, 2011


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