Zumwalt Poems Online

carried away

carried away

 
i now cannot say that this
is not what i cannot say

i keep quiet
carefully
counting out
the contrast
of continuous quietness.

— Zumwalt  (06/1991)

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Comments on: "carried away" (9)

  1. SSSSSSSH! someone will hear!!

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  2. The alliteration in your poem is amazing! I haven’t seen it very often in poems that I’ve read. I’ve been doing some reading through you’re blog and I want to nominate you for the Versatile Blogger Award. =).

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  3. “…counting out the contrast of continuous quietness.” Nice last lines!

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  4. Excellent alliteration! I love theses lines “counting out the contrast of continuous quietness.” Beautifully written 🙂

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  5. willowdot21, poetofmidnight, Betty and Poetry & Icecream,

    Thanks so much for reading and commenting.

    it seems appropriate: the hard consonants and the struggle “i now cannot say that this
    is not what i cannot say” with the assumption of being quiet

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  6. woooowwww!!! excellent rendition.. i absolutely love love love it.. 😀

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  7. Love the repeating C’s. Excellently deployed.

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  8. skyraftwanderer,

    Thanks for reading this and older posts and for your comments!

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