Today I’m practicing silence,
a sort of listening meditation….
I’m silent & mindful for a change,
taking in noise–refrigerator,
water pump, a light plane
in the distance, bird calls,
a knock on another door.
I’ll try for a day of being silent,
of listening for change–
for what I don’t know,
for what I already know.

Andrew Shattuck McBride

(Note: shortened at the ellipsis.)


“Silence” is my August 24, 2012 postcard poem. I used a postcard advertising release of The Thirty-Ninth Victim: A Memoir by Arleen Williams. The image contains two maps–one of Seattle and part of the Puget Sound and the other of part of Mexico. Sounds intriguing. Have you read it?

I mailed the card to Julie of Seattle, Washington.

About Andrew Shattuck McBride

I am a writer, editor, writing coach, and consultant. I work in a variety of genres, including poetry, short stories, and creative non-fiction. I also have a couple of novels simmering on back burners. THANK YOU to Nan Macy of Village Books for taking this photo (June 2011).
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