Bio Note: I am a second-career poet, having spent my adult life till 2020 teaching German and Spanish at Northern Kentucky University. In a way, I am still walking through life looking for just the right words, enjoying the thrill of the hunt and the mystery of the power of language. My poems are published in various on-line and print journals and my first poetry collection (Between the Rows, Shanti Arts) will appear in 2022.
All We Need
Silence can lie clean as a bone in a shrine imagine the conversation of butterflies smell as rich as an unruly patch of wildflowers Silence can enchant the notes that surround it clear the path to a book’s final chapter plant a garden to sit in when reading is done Without silence no seed unfurls from earth’s pungent crust no poem is turned on life’s spinning lathe no formulas woven for a vital vaccine Silence dances with sycamore’s topmost leaves lays a footpath of sanguine stones fills our pockets if we but listen
©2021 Nancy Jentsch
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