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So Silent Be

Words tremble on my tongue, but this I know:
were I to speak them it would be the end.
So silent be, I whisper soft and low.

I can be patient since it must be so;
on this, I realize, I must depend.
Words tremble on my tongue, but this I know.

I hold so many gifts I would bestow
if e’er the giving of would not offend.
So silent be, I whisper soft and low.

But hard it is to damper that sweet glow
that rises from the heat I can’t transcend.
Words tremble on my tongue, but this I know.

Some later day, perhaps, when trust will grow
to conquer all suspicion, you’ll unbend.
So silent be, I whisper soft and low.

For were I honest-spoken you would go,
and lose me one I wish were more than friend.
Words tremble on my tongue, but this I know,
so silent be, I whisper soft and low.

© 2012 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

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On restraint, patience, and knowing when
and when not to speak one’s true feelings.
Villanelle.

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poem, poetry, silence, patience, restraint, reticence, waiting, romance, feelings, emotions

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Comments

  • Vesna *
    Vesna *over 2 years ago

    beautifully written, like a song

  • Thank you, Vesna, I am also a singer-songwriter, but not working at it now. Happy New Year!

    – RC deWinter

  • Jenifer DeBellis
    Jenifer DeBellisover 2 years ago

    Wonderful. Villanelles are my most favourite formalised poetry style. xox

  • I seem to write a lot of them, so I guess they’re one of mine too! Thanks so much, Jenifer.

    – RC deWinter

  • timbuckley
    timbuckleyover 2 years ago

    very good

  • Appreciate the kind words, Tim, Happy New Year.

    – RC deWinter

  • Donna19
    Donna19over 2 years ago

    Wonderful

  • Thank you Donna, Happy New Year.

    – RC deWinter

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 2 years ago

    outstanding work

  • How generous of you to say so, Mark, much appreciated. Happy New Year!

    – RC deWinter

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 2 years ago

    we are neighbors. I am in High Falls, NY not far from Kingston

  • LOL…I used to live in Woodstock years ago when I was a working musician. Nice to meet you.

    – RC deWinter

  • Reynaldo
    Reynaldoover 2 years ago

    Happy new year Gina a good year on the way

  • Thanks so much, Rey, same to you and thank for favoriting this too. :-)

    – RC deWinter

  • Scott Mitchell
    Scott Mitchellover 2 years ago

    such beauty in your words

  • Many thanks, Scott, I always appreciate your encouragement.

    – RC deWinter

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1over 2 years ago

    Just lovely, GIna

  • Thank you, sweetie!

    – RC deWinter

  • UntamedDreamer
    UntamedDreamerover 2 years ago

  • Thank you, Holly, much appreciated.

    – RC deWinter

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