Silent Bells

Fading memories of past lives linger
Moving in rhythm to the falling snow
Spectres whisper mournful prayers
Shadows lost in unending procession
Cloister walls weep with sadness
Silent bells echo the end of time

Copyright © 2015 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.

Tintern Abbey from south west during winter snow by W.A. Call. Monmouth Museum identity number M1928.214

Tintern Abbey. Photo by W.A. Call, Monmouth Museum.

 

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A Summer Night

Silent Waves

Choirs sing and church bells ring
Shadows linger on summer’s eve
Twilight slinks away like a dream
A forsaken lament in fading light

Silent waves break on the shore
Receding like thoughts in fright
A pale moon rises far to the east
Casting shadows instead of light

A midnight breeze rustles leaves
Humming and swaying with glee
Cool showers dampen the ground
Silence descends, waiting for dawn

Swathes of bright light reach forth
Red and purple emblazon the sky
Stillness broken with joyous song
Its misty echo announces the day

Copyright © 2014 Shawn D. Standfast. All rights reserved.