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Robert Francis - Silent Poem

backroad leafmold stonewall chipmunk
underbrush grapevine woodchuck shadblow 

woodsmoke cowbarn honeysuckle woodpile
sawhorse bucksaw outhouse wellsweep 

backdoor flagstone bulkhead buttermilk
candlestick ragrug firedog brownbread 

hilltop outcrop cowbell buttercup
whetstone thunderstorm pitchfork steeplebush 

gristmill millstone cornmeal waterwheel
watercress buckwheat firefly jewelweed 

gravestone groundpine windbreak bedrock
weathercock snowfall starlight cockcrow 

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Poet: Robert Francis
Poem: Silent Poem
Poem of the Day: Feb 17 2010

Comment 2 of 2, added on May 28th, 2010 at 2:42 AM.
Silent Poem by Robert Francis

Hey! I like Silent Poem a lot. It's set in New England acc. to Francis. Every word is a noun. Silence sits between each word, it is forty words. It simply evokes a rustic farm setting: the critters, the industry, the interior, exterior. Is it a shape poem too? A grid? A gate? You decide. Is title ironical? I think so.

Andrew Trezise from Australia
Comment 1 of 2, added on December 19th, 2005 at 8:29 AM.

This poem is amazing. I'm 16 and this might be the first published poem ever that I've read and felt like I could have written the same thing. I don't understand what the heck it's supposed to mean though.

Clarke Fry from United States

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