"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass

Friday, January 6, 2012

Five Minute Friday: The Roar of Silence

This week's word: Roar


A full, deep, prolonged cry

It's the silence
that's the most deafening
out here in the woods.

A raven cry sounds as mighty as a lion.
one twig breaks
and I am frozen by the sound.

standing on the bridge
over looking frozen water
one spot left flowing river

its strength, its movement
its mighty current surges
under a thin sheet of ice

the roar of its vitality
its perseverance
is ringing in my ears

I stand beneath those tall pines
bent with snow
that have seen nearly 100 years

the sharp wind at my face
a challenge
to live. to be better. to stand strong.

I stare up into the stone grey sky

What is this I feel inside me?
its building deep
drawing strength from each footstep

I am waiting:
with purpose
with anticipation

I am ready:
to set loose upon a calling
to bring a voice that is all my own

to let out a full, deep, prolonged cry.

I am ready to roar.


  1. Roaring silence... it is so true!

  2. gorgeous photos to go right along with beautiful poetry. i think i can almost hear your roar :-) really enjoyed this, tara.
    have a great weekend!

  3. Absolutely lovely! Look forward to hearing your roar and seeing how God uses it!!!!

  4. I'm so enjoying your writing, Tara. Thank you for the gift of this today. You and I seem to be walking through similar spaces right now -- in movement, gaining courage, calling, even this wind. I love imagining that roar in the wilderness.

  5. Lovely! Thank you for sharing such a tender post. I've forgotten - in the midst of four lively children - how little sounds can roar in a quiet, wintry forest. It's wonderful to meet you via The Gypsy Mama!

  6. oooo! stepping into calling and being ready for the challenge. I love it, this taking your voice as your own. Can't wait to see what He will do with you. Loved your words - as usual. Beautiful.

  7. Beautiful poem and incredible photos.

  8. Tara, there is such a force in you. I'm feeling you, hearing you as you declare your desire. You make me happy, wish we were neighbors, I'd have you over for coffee and pie. ;)

  9. Yes, I live in the country and know the "roar" of winter silence. Beautiful photos and words, building to a crescendo (roar!) Lovely.

  10. I am so glad that you commented on my blog, so that I could in-turn find yours! Your reads inspire. :)