12 June: Twiglet #282

Painting  The Philosopher. Silence by Nicholas Roerich,

Bleached Silence

What do you do
with the sort of silence
that fills the house
and hides in the walls.
It’s at the window
and the door, it’s
monkeys in your hair.
What’s a woman to do
when bleached silence
won’t listen anymore.


for Twiglets #282 “Bleached Silence,  The Philosopher. Silence by Nicholas Roerich, 1940.  ©Misky 2022 Shared with #amwriting on Twitter

22 responses to “12 June: Twiglet #282”

  1. superb again, Morning Misk. Silence? I’d be popping open the Burgundy!

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    1. Morning, B. Speaking of which, that French red wine that you recommended, it was excellent btw, we can’t remember the name of it and would like to buy it again … but not knowing it’s name makes that a tad difficult. 😂 Is your memory better than mine?

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      1. Oh, god, that was ages ago wasn’t it? I have a category called “wine” and I have posted on Burgundy and Corbieres. Wasn’t one of them, was it? I’m assuming not Burgundy since that is well-known.

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        1. Corbieres! That’s it. Thank you. 🥰

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          1. One of my favourite regions. Chateau du Grand Moulin is my favourite.

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            1. Added to list. Thanks!

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  2. This is very intriguing! Those last 4 lines are astonishing. A lot to think about.

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    1. I like those monkeys in the hair. 😂

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      1. Have you had monkeys in your hair? From personal experience, they are prone to start nit hunting. LOL

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        1. No, thankfully. I was thinking of the aggressive macaques at Gibraltar. I find them slightly frightening.

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          1. Ah… we had pet monkeys in Indonesia. If you sat in their cage, they’d hunt through your hair like they groomed each other. But, like gulls, I can imagine monkeys would get frightening if they associate humans with feeding only.

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  3. Keep scrubbing and writing in her head, I suppose. This portrait of isolation, so familiar to me.

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    1. I wonder if everyone experiences it sometime during their lifetime.

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      1. I hope not or if right now we all d, I hope there is possible future that doesn’t need bleaching or silencing.

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        1. I reckon any child whose fantasies and opinions aren’t valued will know this feeling. I certainly knew it, as did my mother from my dad’s variable moods. He could go days sulking in silence.

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  4. Hairmonkeys!
    I drove almost 800 miles today, opened my computer upon arrival, and what do I get?
    Hairmonkeys!! Double shot of Grand Marnier, please.

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    1. Will stuff will that grow hair on your chest!

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  5. I don’t know about hair monkeys but the rest, I get it!

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    1. Ie., nit-picking is the reference to monkeys in your hair, a nit is head lice – so I’m referring to someone who nit-picks.

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      1. Maybe it’s a stretch…. too far.

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      2. Ahhhh, I’m feeling a little dense this morning. That makes sense.

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  6. I loved this

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