Soul Feathers Anthology
Friday, November 05, 2010 10:50:00 PM
by Jolen Whitworth
|Indigo Dreams Press/Macmillan Cancer Support's anthology 'Soul Feathers' will feature work by Leonard Cohen, Benjamin Zephaniah and a poem from me!
From The Silence
If he left no muddy footprints
on his mother’s spotless floors
or crayon marks on the chintz,
it wasn’t because he was invisible.
When he trembled at each peal of thunder
and campana of bells, it was with
excitement and expectation, not fear.
The arcane became his dulcimer,
a sounding board of spirit.
He appreciated the symphony
played out between the strings.
When disease tried to steal his voice
he learned to sing in a key tuned
to the guardians of silence, who
leave no wounds upon the soul
or the budding blades of tomorrow.
His footsteps echo down corridors
of a universe so harmonious
that even the deaf may follow
if they would but lend an ear
Indigo Dreams Press