Thursday, May 25, 2017

Deaf Angels


"He's an angel, not a saint." --Michael

Deaf angels aren't much for music.
No matter the beauty of the harp, 
they're oblivious
and bored.

Deaf angels aren't much for prayer.
Unaware of kneeling priests in robes,
lofty Ladies, 
loquacious Lords.

But when you find you cannot speak--
the break too ragged, raw and deep--
Deaf angels come with silent arms
and balm not found in notes nor words.
_______

For Rommy's challenge at Real Toads.

14 comments:

angieinspired said...

ah, so deaf angels are good for something:)
I like the phrase...i think angels have like a thousand eyes or something crazy like that, so no ears would make sense.

Sherry Marr said...

So beautiful, especially when they come with balm , for "the break too ragged raw and deep". I love k.d. lang, she is my fave, and love Jane too. This song is a beauty. Jane Siberry has been to Tofino and Sarah Mclachlan, who sings this song too, has a home here on the beach.

gillena cox said...

Luv your video. Your poem is exquisite. Angels carry exactly what their appointment dictates wings ears or fins

Much love...

Dani H said...

wow! yet another stunning poem, SP! the ending grabbed my heart and didn't want to let go. love the song and love the movie Michael - just gave the dvd to Ainsley for his birthday last month.
will email soon.

Shadow said...

I have many deaf angel friends, who soothe without words, my unspoken words...

hedgewitch said...

A great feeling of comfort and order to this, Shay.

blueoran said...

Lifted from a sampler at a home for wayward teen Medusi. Shhhh. Angel zone. (Loved it.)

Kerry O'Connor said...

The final stanza brought me to tears for more reasons than one. Perfect.

Rommy said...

This was wonderful. I love the bit of humor worked into the beginning. It really gave that last sweet paragraph extra oomph.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I love this! Especially "But when you find you cannot speak-- the break too ragged raw and deep." Beautifully done.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

For a tough as nails writer like you, this side is surprising, intriguing and welcome.

brudberg said...

Bless anyone who is deaf to loquacious lords...
who should listen to the silent if not the deaf

Debi Swim said...

The last two lines are luscious

Helen said...

Priceless image ... only you. As always, amazing poetry. Happy Weekend!!