Sounds of Silence by David Stant
You gazed softly into eyes filled with tears
A star-crossed love in truth never prevails
A memory of goodbye reappears
Into the snow-white night my ship sets sail
David Stant's second volume of verse, Sounds of Silence, focuses on his personal experiences in the meeting and losing of a woman who captivated him completely.
In A Blooming Friendship, Ebb and Flow of the Tides, Quiet Creek Bridge, The Sound of Silence, and Hope and Forgiveness Stant uses various poetical forms and styles to describes seeing her among a group of friends, getting to know her, their separation at the hand of opiates, and his reconciliation of her leaving him. Stant’s verse will leave you with the “sounds of silence.”
David Stant is a non-profit mental health coordinator who has been writing for the last ten years. He has been published in Maryland Bards Poetry Review 2020 and Train River Poetry Anthology Summer 2021.