a reasonable horror

by Elizabeth Jill

silence growing loud

louder loud booming

a reasonable horror.


Posted on 11/26/2005
Copyright © 2022 Elizabeth Jill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Mara Meade on 11/27/05 at 07:44 AM

Aaaiiiieeeee... speak to the soul you do, and uncover it, unmask it... dare it to dance in spite of unreasonable circumstances....

Posted by Kyle Anne Kish on 01/31/06 at 09:31 PM

Definitely, 'a reasonable horror.' I cry ... thinking you summed up a portion of my life in a nutshell. I cry for you, I cry for me. Ummm, but where did you find MY nutshell?

Posted by Michael Faraday on 01/02/07 at 01:54 AM

well said and all that jazz. enjoyed it. m

Posted by Michelle Angelini on 02/08/07 at 07:09 PM

You've described well the physical and emotional thunder that can so strike us to the very core of our beings. Sometimes it's what can't be seen that terrifies us the most.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 05/18/09 at 11:53 AM

what is so horrific about horror, is that it should be so reasonable. with this you have planted another fine seed in the garden of my senses.

Posted by Gregory O'Neill on 05/24/09 at 11:51 PM

It occurs to me that the word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent.' Both may test our limits. Glad to find this. Thanks.

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/25/09 at 03:16 AM

You make me consider the different "silents", and you give me that still shout of inner realization that hopefully comes before action. I like this loud booming.

Posted by Joan Serratelli on 05/26/09 at 01:44 PM

Short, to the point, as as always, you say alot with so few words. Good food for thought and thanks for this piece. I can really relate well.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/26/09 at 07:32 PM

The euphamism "the roaring silence" given a whole new meaning Jill. Well done! Don't get much of it here in the city; not sure if that's good or bad. :o)

Posted by Sandy M. Humphrey on 05/26/09 at 08:25 PM

You say it all when you say so little...excellent word choice. smh

Posted by Ken Harnisch on 05/27/09 at 12:25 PM

made worse by the imaginings of a terrorized imagination...excellent Jill

Posted by Laurie Blum on 05/27/09 at 12:44 PM

Skillfully crafted!

Posted by Tony Whitaker on 05/31/09 at 04:11 AM

What it must be like to "hear" the sound of silence in horror...

Posted by Ava Blu on 05/31/09 at 01:11 PM

Few have the talent to say a lot in few words; this is proof of your talent.

Posted by Laura Doom on 05/31/09 at 11:36 PM

I haven't been here before, but it feels all too familiar...silence has many guises, which obviously goes without saying :>)

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 06/02/09 at 01:56 AM

Silence isn't always golden! What prick of conscience doth lack of sounds entail!

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