Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, HEART LISTENING, by BLANCHE R. STEWART



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HEART LISTENING, by            
First Line: There is no silence! Often I have stood
Last Line: There is no silence for the listening heart!


There is no silence! Often I have stood
In breathless waiting, deep within a wood
Where dusk had dimmed the trees, and left its hush
On Nature's folk who sought the sheltering brush,
While on the earth apparent silence lay
In thickened folds of twilight's softened gray,
Rendering peace and quietude. But hear!
A restlessness, a single leaf to spear
The silence -- one leaf trembling on its stem,
Touched by a breath of wind! The rest of them
Hang motionless ... And yet another sound --
A ripened acorn dropping to the ground,
While at my feet some tiny insect cheeps
His evening song -- and silence slowly creeps
Away; for in this world she has no part --
There is no silence for the listening heart!





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