Poem: SPLENDID IN ITS SILENCE

Only when I’m quiet and do not speak
can I hear your breath
slide from parted lips.

I want to kiss you
the way I used to,
pressed against your chest.

I’m afraid to steal what is not mine-
probably never was.

Take bread away from me if you wish,
I’m full of yesterday’s laughter.

The spin of your voice,
the light touch of your hand on mine.

You are my reason
for fullness.

I groan with my need to carry you

in marsh and meadow, you comfort me.
My love, splendid in its silence

splits me in two.

Meet Jude at Coming Events

  • In September Jude is having a launch at both Guernica Editions launch and at Joy Kogawa House. She will read several poems from the book with photographs. launch. Dates & times TBA
  • Guernica launch on Zoom Sep 12 - 12:30 Pacific
  • Launch at Joy Kogawa House, Vancouver on September 19 at 4pm. Jude will read several poems from the book with photographs.
  • The Bowen Island launch for Inside the Pearl is on October 1, 2021, 7:30pm, at the Hearth Gallery.
  • RECENT EVENTS

  • Jude will be facilitating a workshop on Sunday, August 8: "Impromptu, Poetry Writing from 1-2pm on Bowen Island. Register
  • In the afternoon, Jude will be reading from A Blooming, Impromptu, The River Answers and The Flaw, from between 2:30 and 5pm on Bowen Island. She will be one of several Bowen writers performing at that time. More Info

Jude Reads Poetry