Wonder in the Silence

reaching the end of a poem
or the grand finale of a fireworks show

in the final lines
the silence at the core

the last firework blossoms
the last sparks fall

there is wonder in the silence.

My thanks to Jessica M. Her poem “Om”  on her blog, Ascending the Hills, inspired this, my last poem for NaPoWriMo. Congratulations to all the poets who have participated in NaPoWriMo this month! Keep writing poems. Don’t stop just because April is over.


About Chris Galvin

Chris Galvin is a Canadian writer, editor and photographer dividing her time between Canada and Viet Nam. Her essay Flood Season was a finalist for the 2012 Best of the Net prize, and Discovering Hến Rice in Central Việt Nam won third place (shared) and a Readers’ Choice Award in the 2015 I Must Be Off! Travel Essay Contest. Her work has appeared in various anthologies and literary journals, including Descant, Asian Cha, PRISM International, Room, and others. She has written in Vietnamese and English for Vietnam Tourism Review/Kham Pha Du Lich Vietnam Magazine, Travellive, and Du Lich Giai Tri. Chris is currently looking for a home for her recently completed manuscript, Breakfast Under the Bodhi Tree, a book about living, eating, and tour-guiding in Viet Nam.
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9 Responses to Wonder in the Silence

  1. Mark says:

    Another lovely entry, Chris

  2. Umesh Rao says:

    Nicely penned!
    There sure is a wonderful wonder in silence 🙂

  3. What a wonderful image to end this lovely month of poetic writings. I will be back here more often. Thanks also for your comment on my blog.

  4. Wonderful poem and quit fitting. Great job with NaPoWriMo and I look forward to reading your work throughout the year!

  5. Andy says:

    Dear Chris,
    Great poem here tonight. Thanks also for all the fun this month.

  6. Wonder in silence…I am going to miss this month a lot. I had a great time writing, reading and commenting on great writer’s works. Will definitely keep visiting and continue writing, for what are we without our words…hollow 🙂


  7. Quirina says:

    Beautiful poem, Chris, and indeed the ending to me must always be the cherry …

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