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Three Poems by Kevin LeMaster

The Silence of Hummingbirds



The only sound

is an audible


her heart held


within tiny ribs

the beaten wing

produces waves

of fresh


pulsing low enough

to be


left with the taste

of silence

on her tongue




Strum Silent and Low



He strums without hands,

without fingertiped voices

to tell him note after note.


He wears socks with no shoes,

plucks chords with words

strung low like melting sin.


My hands could never touch

the beauty of design,

the sound of deep desire,


when it moves to another

and takes up residence

in the hollow of acoustics.


Whispering Silence



Touch the deaf part

of my mouth,

the part that

no longer listens,

but only hears

the breath of birds.


We say, “please”,

with no words,

our mouths wide

like the hungry embrace

when we first touched;

the gentle sweet smell

of winter’s thaw.


Kevin LeMaster is a poet who has been writing seriously for seven years.  He is mostly inspired by many modern poets including Rita Dove, Billy Collins, and Mark Doty, and is also inspired by the likes of Anne Sexton, Silvia Plath, and Charles Bukowski.  He enjoys coin collecting, raising his four children, hiking, fitness and making a home in Kentucky with his beautiful wife Nelda. He can be reached at poetryguy@windstream.net.



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