Silence descends.
Orange fades from the horizon,
The chipmunk stills his feet,
Orion sails above a yellow drop of light –
Saturn? Venus?
Doors are closed,
Cars are parked,
Families safe behind their own walls.
My feet rest on the deck rail.
My eyes search the sky
For the Pleiades.

Please leave a comment with your first 50 words on the topic “silence.”


Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “Silence”

  1. Silence is golden. Wow! Not much of that around. That’s what happens when all the Silence gold mines shut down.

  2. When I disobeyed my mother, one eyebrow would arch and she’d deliver unremitting silence. Finally apologizing, I’d delight in her warm smile.

    This morning, I insisted my grandson finish breakfast before another serving of hot chocolate. Angrily, he threw his eggs on the floor. I raised one eyebrow and waited.

  3. Silence represents a period of peacefulness and quietness. A fraction of time which is used for reflection. One can reflect on the good; knowledge gained and continue to move in a viable direction. Silence is also an indicator of error review and thinking of making necessary corrections. Silence is great.

  4. I’ve been unable to find silence, although I have found quiet. The silence has a volume I just can’t seem to turn down all the way. I’ve been close, but silence carries some noise I can’t completely quiet. But I can get it down, and in those times, I can really hear.

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