The Sound of Silence
I’m writing this from the middle of a snowstorm. Heavy snow blankets the ground, outlines the trees, and continues to fall. Schools and businesses are closed. There’s no traffic. The world is silent.
And that got me thinking: what does silence sound like?
Write a poem that’s filled with silence. What images make you think of silence? What can you see and not hear? Try using quiet sounds—s and l and w—for your words so your poem has a quiet sound to it.
Shhh. Listen. Write.