In The Silent Spaces

In The Silent Spaces

A follow on from yesterday’s poem Which Space? This poem continues to explore what happens for us between the words.  The absence of sound and the blank spaces on a page or screen are not empty of meaning.  They are part of our response to the writing and advance the overall encounter.


In The Silent Spaces

In the silent spaces

Between the written words,

I hear the echoing cadences

Of the previous words.


In the punctuated ‘white space’,

Betwixt the written words,

Before my eyes,

I imagine lovely ‘word pictures’

In my mind, and

It spies,

Yes, it spies

An encounter with the words.


Simon C.J. Falk       28 October 2016


Maximum White Space

Maximum White Space

This very brief poem is a kind of ‘spare verse’.  It uses an economy of words to play between the spaces of the page and the poem. The silence of the ‘white space’, as it were, is to give a frame or container for the poem.  Compare with Which Space?

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