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Sounds of Silence


Sounds of Silence - Cameos of Birdlife #5

The snow has gone now but in the last few days before spring the snow blew in with a vengeance - walking up the lane, my footsteps the only sound; my footprints just a shadow. But then a Wren sang ...

 drifting snow  a wren sings into the silence 

And here is one of my first (and still a favourite) haiku ...

drifting snow
shattering the silence
a wren sings

Wales Haiku Journal Summer 2019

The ensuing silence reminding me of the song by Paul Simon. Here’s a recent version of the song ...

The Sound of Silence - Disturbed


For no other reason than nostalgia and because I like it!


Here is a short video from which the header image was taken!


Taken a couple of years ago as I walked a short way up our lane to the churchyard

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Deborah Vass
February 15, 2021 10:22 am

Your words perfectly capture these last, utterly freezing few days. I am very grateful that the snow and ice are finally thawing this morning. Thank you too for this version of The Sound of Silence, a favourite song.

Deborah Vass
Reply to  Clive Bennett
February 15, 2021 8:57 pm

I am afraid I haven’t posted in a while…but hopefully, with Spring on the way, I will be stirred into action!

February 15, 2021 10:58 am

A lovely verse and what a photo, the snow like smoke! My only criticism, you didn’t play Simon & Garfunkel! 🙏

February 15, 2021 3:40 pm

It was going so well until the video. Not so much a cover, more a massacre!

Andrea Stephenson
February 15, 2021 8:12 pm

The wren’s song is beautiful, a fine accompaniment to the stillness of your haiku.

February 15, 2021 10:02 pm

Yes, there is such silence at this time of year and especially with the snow and ice stifling the ground. I always wonder how the wren and other tiny birds survive.

February 16, 2021 4:41 am

Excellent post. That video was intense. I loved S&G back in the good-ole-days. Nice haiku; I think a transplant is in order; I’ll get my tools. Thanks, Clive-sama!

Maves Place
February 16, 2021 8:09 pm

beautiful content, words and images.

February 17, 2021 4:41 am

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February 17, 2021 7:58 pm

Such lovely shatter-snow with the piercing wren