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Poem - The Silence Rhapsody

Titia is interested in photography, poetry, family, art, dogs, cats, insects, wildlife, history, war, camping, writing, and the environment.

The Silence Rhapsody

The Silence Rhapsody

My Encounter with a Nightingale

One night, long time ago, I walked the dogs around midnight. I live in the midst of nature's beauty and that night I had an encounter with the beautiful sound of a nightingale. That's why I put the video in. If you let it play while reading the poem, you'll hear what I heard that night.

The Silence Rhapsody

Tonight I heard silence again,
I walked my dogs and it was then
in the darkest dark of night,
nature had polished all stars so bright
that I stood still in open land,
dimmed the flashlight in my hand.
Even the dogs I didn't hear,
a moment that I hold most dear
when nature plays its symphony,
sometimes I think only for me -

The Silence Rhapsody.

Tonight I heard her song again,
I listened for a while and then
a little bird was joining in
and I got goosepimples on my skin.
So pure a sound was seldom heard,
a duet between silence and a bird.
I stood frozen to the ground,
this place to live that I have found
I wouldn't know where else to be,
when nature plays its symphony -

The Silence Rhapsody

© 2017 Titia Geertman

Comments

Titia Geertman (author) from Waterlandkerkje - The Netherlands on January 31, 2018:

Thanks Louise Powles for your comment. Yes Nightingales are beautiful, but we don't hear them too much where I live.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on January 31, 2018:

That's a lovely poem. Nature is wonderful, isn't it? I love the video of the Nightingale's singing. It's so beautiful.