I’m a quarter moon short
just a sliver of self
mixed up in fall foliage
and bright sunbeams
I twirl my skirt
just to feel
six full times
under Seraphim’s wings
u n r a v e l i n g truth
while sinners sing
shrill and sharp
my ears now ring
in seven silent strings
Written for dVerse Open Link Night “Come and kick up a can-can skirt with me”
Silent guitars are usually tuned in the same manner as traditional guitars, from low to high: E – A – D – G – B – E. Various models are available with seven, eight, and even 14-string configurations, although those are rare.
40 thoughts on “Seven Silent Strings”
Love how this slithers on the tongue and visually.
Thanks, I got inspired from the #seraphim word prompt on twitter today and just kept composing!! 💓💃
Oh, that was a good one. Well-done.💜
This is a melody I hear.
Thanks, Mary! I tried to keep a beat! 💃
Beautiful. And the photo is a perfect match with your poem.
Thanks, Dwight! I really do love the photo!! 🍁
Love this! Read it a second time aloud…it has absolute energy!
Thanks, Lillian, you got me into the swing of things with your can-can photo! Thanks for hosting! ♥️💃♥️
Beautiful writing, Tricia! 💖
Thanks, Michele, appreciate your feedback! 💓
I like the music in this! JIM
Thanks, Jim, glad you enjoyed the beat! 🎶
This is truly delightful Tricia and so well crafted!!! 💗
Thanks, Cindy!! 💃🎶🍁
Ohh, how lovely. Beautiful rhythm and rhyme, Tricia. 👏👏👏🥰
Thanks, Jeff, it’s my ode to Fall! 🍁💃🍁
You’re welcome, Tricia! Loved it. 🍁🍂
Wonderful! You had me with these opening lines,
“I’m a quarter moon short
just a sliver of self”
Thanks, Ali! 🌖🍁💓
I love the resonance of these lines, Tricia!
Thanks, Ingrid, happy to hear! 🍁♥️🍁
Beautifully original, so interesting how it was constructed. Enjoyed this a lot.
Appreciate your comment, Ain! 🍁♥️🍁
Beautiful lines that go well with the picture.
Thanks so much! 🍁
Love all the wordplay in this, Tricia, and the playful nature of it! The “quarter moon” and “sliver of self” and the way you spaced out the word “unraveling” – brilliant ❤
Thanks, Sunra, good to hear those lines worked for you!! ♥️🌹♥️
Absolutely splendid wordplay in this one, Tricia! Kudos! 🥰🥰
Thanks, Sanaa!! ♥️💃♥️
Such a delight to read this poem.
Thanks, Gillena, good to hear! 💝
Love the way you dance with the words… like leaves dancing in the wind
Thanks, Bjorn! ♥️💃♥️
Tricia, such a beautiful flow of words! ❤️
Thanks, Punam! 🌹💃🌹
My pleasure. ✨