Storm and Silence by Keilan Colville
STORM AND SILENCE expertly combines the narrator’s voice with the voice of landscape, weather and situation. When one speaks, another answers.
Rain falls on mountains, as tears fall on a face. Music reflects internal turmoil. Human intimacy is delicately painted
You breathe in and out with the air
of the earth living and dying
in you — the nature of our lives.
With Keilan Colville’s debut pamphlet, a young Northern-Irish poet emerges.
I stand and gaze at you, with the restricted delay of your breath diminishing like the flame of a waxless candle. I am told to say goodbye, oblivious that I will never utter another sound to you again that you will hear.
And so, in your last stretch of mortality, I say,
‘See you later, Jen’, and leave the dying room.