November 12, 2013

White, the Color of Silence - Three in One

Think about this:
Everything you hear is color, whether black or white, or anything in-between, it is all color
What is color?

The wind blows specks of brown, noisily pelting sides of steel
 ping, ping, ping, the air floats
against grays of dust motes

Lingering, sounds of gritty rocks lodged within shoe treads, etching sidewalks a chalky white.  It’s music, hot as a red poker, shooting arrows of vibration over dirt covered streets, straight to the underground, nerves of steel shattered; straight to the drums of ears, straight to the heart, a hot red noise.

Sounds of blues and greens; cooling the undercurrent,  ripples splash over a moss-green log, rolling, sideswiping boulders; get out of the way! 

Leaves, translucent, supple green, soft spoken as a kitten’s purr; yellow as the afternoon sun; orange and reds muted brown, rustle, falling across the ground, a crunch you hear, steps into this litter of leaves

Clouds merge, a rainbow shot with electric current; dance a movement, a rumble, to a clap of hands, a stroke of luck; a nuance of what’s to come.

A heart beats, visualizing a deep shade, blood, a red buried on Valentines Day, a beating a thumping, its pulse to show the travels of love for each.
Falling to the ground, yellow returns; heat melts the white of a snowflake, what color lays in a puddle, as yellow burns away the skin and heats a room 

A room
The room
A white room
No windows, no doors, no floors

White’s voices are hollow
No voice
No one is there
Not even your own voice

Just the silent in and out breathing catches your mind….
Until white speaks
A voice that may never open the door, never fill a room with color
Never recognized; a sweeping landscape of space and time

Again and again, the sun mounts its orb against silence
Reflections of color lighting the window’s bevel
Hitting snow capped hillsides, melting back the day

Shadows begin the awaited internal brow of sunset
Catching your breath, setting the night
A Cymbal’s clash strikes away elusive color

Black, the color of bold, you hold in your arms
A hint of blue motioning quiet
No one can hear you but you

Enter silence, swept with the wind of glistening crystals
Don’t melt away, don’t melt away
Embrace the sounds of night, pleading to stay

The gray, holding court to mount the valiant effort
The monochromatic, invading hues
Blaring sounds of color becomes illusion

Is this true? 
Can you not stay?
Time to be alone, you say?
I’m home, I’m home, she cried
Silence answered her call
But I’m home, she sighed
No answer, just silence is all
Silence pulled her
Silence pushed her
Silence waited for her

Alone, to be alone
Where silence is silence
And no one is home
Silence huddled around
harsh and round
fragmented and torn
well of resentment warn
decayed and concentric
down to molding fabric
Swells on a breeze
Gone, gone, gone
Gone are the words
Gone are the thoughts
Gone into night
The space I created is gone hot white

Guilt, the tormentor burns and scars, scabs break and bleed, rendered useless from silence and grief
cascades the rivers to cool the wound
Yet only to yield to pathetic filaments born unto the air
born out of fear
Gone are the words that busy the day
That saves the day
That makes the day

Gone are the words that wash a well of hurt away
Gone is that day
And white, the color of Silence, does stay

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