Words In The Wind

Words In The Wind

A Poem by AJNJ
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“Between what is said and not meant, and what is meant and not said, most of love is lost” ~ Kahlil Gibran

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And yet some words

That were meant to rain

Burdened the air

In circling eddies of pain

Just when the earth was

Ready for a shower

And the cuckoo crooned

Every day, every hour

Just when long burning soil

Yearned to be doused

With a gentle spray

A dusty draft of wind

swept my words away

And those windswept words

Did form and fade

As silence smudged my lips

Something quietly decayed

The time was so right

So ripe was the season

My words betrayed me

For no real reason

The moment succumbed

Leaving a film of frost

Those words unsaid

Waned and vanished at a cost

For that which was meant

Yet left forever unsaid

A world of love was lost

© 2020 AJNJ


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AJNJ
Just an inspired poem with random rhyme....

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A very apt title, Monsieur P. It links extremely well with your attributed quotation by Khalil Gibran. Sometimes there is a fine line between saying the right words or leaving them unsaid. It's a dangerous predicament; the right words can make everything smooth and the wrong words can increase the distance between two people, so which do we choose? Throw caution to the wind and speak our mind or hold our tongue? For as your reference outlines, if we say nothing at all, and never clear the air, much of what existed is lost. I guess it all depends on the situation, summing it all up and choosing the right words at the right time, or for many men like yourself, shutting up completely at the right time! You have painted some lovely imagery to accompany your words and the inspiring quotation and it all comes together very well to illuminate some serious thoughts in one's mind. So kudos for this one, and for taking a snippet of wisdom and spinning it so poetically well. An excellent write from your thinking pen, monsieur P! Much enjoyed, as always.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

5 Months Ago

Thank you for the in-depth review Madame. The imagery in this poem is quite run-of-the-mill but I co.. read more



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You've done Gibran proud.
What you said and what you meant appear to be one.
An enlightened portrayal, poet!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

2 Months Ago

You've made my day, dear sir! Thank you so much!
Truly a lovely poem, this was clearly inspired by The Muse erato herself. It feels to me like a poem about words that won't come, a write about writer's block, brilliant. You invoke the capricious weather as a lovey metaphor for creating poetry and communicating with The Muse. Sometimes in the desert it will rain but the water won't hit the ground, evaporating in mid-air. Sometimes the Muse will offer me a token and it turns to dust in my hand. You touched me and captured a moment, good job.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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AJNJ

2 Months Ago

The Muse was definitely there on that pleasant, windy summer day with me. And she never dissapoints... read more
Indeed an apt title, your words that were meant to rain before may have been blown away by the wind, but the ones in this write are always etched by your thoughtful pen in all their elegance. Words left unsaid or failed to be expressed in this social world can cause big issues such as embarrassments and frustrating misunderstandings. They may remain as a wistful memory for the rest of a life. As you said, a world of love can be lost. I have an unpredictable, not regular stammering issue that has caused me a great deal of dismay disappointment in multiple oratory cases including an interview. It's like the wind blows out your eloquent capability.. It is important to not get caught up in the disappointment of this and look afresh. Awesome read sir.
Regards.

Posted 2 Months Ago


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AJNJ

2 Months Ago

Hi Archishman! Hope you're doing well...
I relate to the stammering issue that you mentioned .. read more
Archishman Rick

2 Months Ago

Thanks, your pep words are motivating, and your compliments are honouring sir. I agree that it is a .. read more
AJNJ

2 Months Ago

If you love writing then keep writing. I see you have it and it's rare. It'll pay dividends with t.. read more
oh things i wished i whispered my clever friend the lament of lost words is painful one for me too. but i get recompense now in the scrawls i make today of the many I didn't... then! What a wonderful expression you made in this poem Mr. Peston:) struck my empathetic core a deep tone resonance in here! well done:)

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

2 Months Ago

And the recompense in the scrawls is beautiful! Thanks a ton, dear sir! I hope all is well 🤗
This is exquisite writing, period. It's purely magical the way you paint imagery in words that feels like it's dripping down the page in shades of varying emotions. I love how this is one on-going statement with no beginning, middle, or end . . . just a flowing of sensory perceptions expressed in imagery like clouds might be shifting across the sky. The way your words flow adds as much to the poem as what they mean. Great work! (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 2 Months Ago


AJNJ

2 Months Ago

Thanks a ton, Ms. Barley! You made my day! And inspired me to try more such stuff. You're appreciate.. read more
Wow, P. Shivers... so good.
I'm not often at a loss for words but this is stunning. What more to say.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

2 Months Ago

Such a great review for me today! Thanks & thanks again, Ms. Ana!
At times... silence speaks like a morning rain...
nourishing earthy pleasures where flowers bloom.
Eyes sing quietly as feelings touch notes of desire...
and once there is music... there is a symphony of love.
tenderly, Pat

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

5 Months Ago

A beautiful culmination to silence! Thank you so much for gracing this page with your thoughts, Ms. .. read more

a super poem sir, eloquently expressed and experienced whether read aloud, or within this readers head...

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

5 Months Ago

Thanks a ton dear sir! Means much!
Your chosen quote opens so many doors, Gentility is often what matters. So too is honesty or a lack of hypocrisy or- merely being human and perhaps lack insight into the other.. For me you've made an offering: please feel before responding then, when you have whatever long the pause merely whisper..

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

5 Months Ago

While all that you said matters much in relationships, insight, perhaps, is the key...If only one k.. read more
emmajoy

5 Months Ago

I agree, truly do but.. not everyone has or wants to find that essential ingredient! You are very .. read more
AJNJ

5 Months Ago

Thanks. You too...Take care :)
Words, not spoken. Open doors, we need to be closed.
"Those words unsaid
Waned and vanished at a cost
For that which was meant
Yet left forever unsaid
A world of love was lost"
The above lines. I do understand my friend. Thank you for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

AJNJ

5 Months Ago

Thank you so much for appreciating my feelings in this poem sir. It means a lot to be understood by .. read more
Coyote Poetry

5 Months Ago

You are welcome my friend. One of the life lessons we will learn often.

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