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Friday, January 6, 2012

Five Minute Friday: The Roar of Silence


This week's word: Roar


roar/rôr/

Noun:
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.

10 comments:

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

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  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!
    steph

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

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  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.

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  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!

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  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.

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  7. Beautiful poem and incredible photos.

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  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. ;)

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

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

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