half spoken, half heard


i believe you
in every word
there is a silence
and past reminding me

you who have answers… or do you call them reasons…

reasons with questions that ask me do you always speak to me in colors that keep their beauty?  through tears in paper that beg to know me?

through words, half spoken, half written, half heard but always known…

like the pages of time
i ask myself now, who am i?
but you know better, so i flip through the pages

to find you, to find me, to find the other half of me..

© r.e.l. 1/12/11

Image of ‘Lost Goddess Diaries: The Truth BE Told’ by AmandaGWright

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Posted for Poetry Potluck week 18 (1/16-1/22/11) Languages, Signs and Symbols on Jingle Poetry

Received The Sunshine Award from Jingle Poetry

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22 thoughts on “half spoken, half heard

    • yes, and if we have journaled in the past, it can be fascinating to go back to read what seems to have been forgotten.. this poem is about that. but it could take on a generic theme too and be a person 😉 never stop looking…

      • I occasionally go back and read my journals. It reminds me of how I’ve grown and I’m thankful. It also reminds me of how good my life is now.

      • 😉 me too. i have like 20 of them up on the top shelf in my closet. every once in awhile i randomly open one up. a peak into the past (sometimes feels like a different person, and sometimes the same–with no time passed). amazing.

  1. Reading this, I keep thinking of the gap between the words we choose and the meaning we intend to express. With enough words and enough time, we can begin to know.

    Thank you for your thoughts.

    Shalom.

  2. oh this is soooo nice!
    “through words, half spoken, half written, half heard but always known…”,
    “so i flip through the pages
    to find you, to find me, to find the other half of me..”
    this is absolutely beautiful and it so greatly conveys the idea of the search for the loved one…

  3. That’s cool, now that I know it’s about a diary, I totally see it, and the imagery is fantastic (‘like the pages of time’). I also took it to be about relationships. The mark of a great poet when you can make your readers find whatever they need to in it.

  4. “in every word
    there is a silence
    and past reminding me”

    These lines resonate something inescapable…a haunting of the psyche…an unspoken reminder. Took me to a place of reflection.

    I really enjoyed this poem. Thank you so much for sharing.

    • glad you enjoyed it… i was specifically referring to old diaries, all mind dumps of the psyche from years ago, and knowing that once i wrote, i left those worlds behind… and to think that all of that is captured in these old books.

      but even in the mind this could happen. the way we remember what is most important to us when we are in pure silence. the unspoken reminder.

      😉

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