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A Symphony of Silence

On an island
In the rainforest

Night falls
With silence.

Then a symphony
Of voices

A choir
Of frogs

Sings.

There are tenors
and altos

All perfectly
Tuned
For the

World.

But where
Is the audience?

Left before the show ended
Or didn’t buy their tickets
They just didn’t

Care.

They tore down
The concert halls
To make way
For something new.

No longer treasured
That symphony
Except for

Dinner.

And so
I will hear nothing

If I stand in
The rainforest.

Because there
Forevermore

Night falls
With silence.





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Aderes18 said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:08 pm

It's very funny- I got to this page and I was like, 

I bet everybody's already been here and I was right! :)

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:12 pm
Haha, the icosahedron rotates accordingly! Or something like that...
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 1:18 am
ROFL! Do you even know what an icosahedron is?
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 1:06 pm

I looked it up on Wiki yesterday. 

And that was all just complete gibberish :)

 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 2:14 pm

I googled images of an icosahedron! 

Pretty neat shape...

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 2:22 pm
Yeah, it looks like a master-gamer dice. 
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Never thought of that. 

Don't play many board games so I couldn't tell you. 

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 2:35 pm
I haven't even played the game I'm thinking of, and I don't think it involves a board. Ever heard of Dungeons and Dragons? Or any other fantasy roleplay games like that?
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 4:13 pm
I don't play fantasy rolegames like that. I play board games like UNO and Monopoly, games that everyone knows. 
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 10:54 pm
That's basically how I am too, it's just that my uncles played Dungeons and Dragons a lot, and I saw a kind of performance art piece at the beginning of the Summer where some players had set up in a building behind a gallery and played for awhile. There was leftover food everywhere :)
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 12, 2011 at 11:11 pm

My uncle P. would totally play those games! He plays fantasy games like Magic cardds and all that jazz, all sorts of fantasy rolegames.(I'm not sure if he plays War of Warcraft but I'll ask)

He's totally into that stuff, he spent most of his free time on those games (when he's not at work or hanging out with his fiance) 

Most of his room is filled with stuff from fantasy jazz, like star trek memorbilla...etc

If you can dream fantasy, he has it! 

He keeps ... (more »)

 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:16 pm
I guess our Uncle's generation is made up of gaming nerds, video and otherwise. 
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 12:57 pm
I've never played Dungeons and Dragons so yah, later generation however it's not from lack of trying that I haven't played fantasy computer games.  It's just difficult because my computer is pretty old so there's not a lot of space for them.  And it keeps downloading in the wrong spots and so I just gave up.  I tried Maple Story and World of Warcraft and neither worked on my computer but whatever.
 
IamtheshyStargirl replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 1:13 pm
Mostly what I'm talking about are card and dice games, World of Warcraft is very nerdy though, and I've always thought it looked like fun. I love creating characters and worlds. I should probably write more :) 
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 2:03 pm
To your last comment, stargirl, I totally agree with you. :)
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 2:14 pm
I'm a Monopoly and Risk type of boardgame girl.  What about you guys?
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 4:00 pm
I like UNO and monopoly, those are my favs. 
 
savetheplanet replied...
Aug. 13, 2011 at 4:36 pm
I haven't played UNO in forever but I remember it being really fun!
 
IamtheshyStargirl said...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 12:33 pm
This world is falling fast, your words capture that perfectly. And yet there is hope. Thank you. This is absolutely gorgeous, and should be published in the magazine. 
 
Aderes18 replied...
Aug. 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm
That's what I was just thinking! 
 
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