silence which is not silent.
A garden of quietness silence wrapping like soft wool
blue wool, fine woven and draping
moulding to places where pain might surface
a comfort covering
blue of bluebells, carpeting and stretching
forget me not and wisteria.
Pale yellow wool
of celandine and dandelions,
pale texture and sheen
A wrapping to delight and soothe the spirit.
Green wool, woven with silk
woven sheen of green and textures of leaf and undergrowth
fallen things and new growth springing and stretching
saplings and nettles and ivy, docks and all things green
a covering of hope.
Peep out at hope.
Orange threads of bird song
An aeroplanes crescendo
fading to song and buzzing once again
threads of sound tangling
making silence soft.
And then the softness of pure silk
all colours, whites, pinks and orange
woven and modelled
To lightness and fragility
little faces full of silent chatter.