April 20, 2014 § 14 Comments


these moss covered rocks

have many tales to tell me –

why can i not hear?



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§ 14 Responses to deafness

  • mikesteeden says:

    Like the question at the end! Good stuff.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Thank you, Mike, and so pleased your blogs are taking off 🙂

      • mikesteeden says:

        Cheers – thing is its killing me. Never did like hard work! Must say your current form of poetry (forget the word for it) is sublime. Each one even better than its predecessor!

        • Rachael Charmley says:

          Hmm. I’ve heard say that blogs can take over one’s life! Make sure you let yourself off the leash soon, Mike. Maybe try some comic haiku… it wouldn’t take up much time either 🙂

          • mikesteeden says:

            Looking at the stuff both you and Mr Lenzi write I genuinely do not believe I could get close. Thanks for the thought though – I will soon/about now’ish take a short break, albeit an enforced one as my son is close to finishing his degree and keeps kicking Shirley and I out the house for extended periods as he chooses to record his music in his home studio and insists we make too much noise! Bloody cheek of it.

  • Oh I love this Rachael…..there is something so intriguing about rocks which have stood still so long they get coated in moss 🙂

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Isn’t it! I love that shift of consciousness when in a place where nature is the most powerful force. Happy times 🙂

  • F.G.M. says:

    Beautiful! Merci pour cet instant de contemplation!

  • Perhaps because we have lost the ability to truly listen, Rachael. Lovely writing!

  • Miranda Stone says:

    They do look like they certainly have stories to tell! The question seems to indicate a disconnect between the narrator and nature. I think it’s a common feeling for many of us.

    • Rachael Charmley says:

      Spot on, Miranda. I was trying to show our alienation from the natural world by this ‘deafness’, and how it might detract from our happiness. Thank you!

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