Thursday, November 15, 2012

Silence

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Silence - a rare gift
Blessings of the sacred heart
Eyes speak out the words.

Fingers on your lips
Teacher shouts at the children
Now pin drop silence.

The kiss of passion
In the Garden of Eden
Lord smiles silently.

Silence of the Lambs
Hopkins - Foster masterpiece
The perfect thriller.

Silence rules my heart
As I wade through roads of thorns
You light up my world.


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58 comments:

  1. Good one mate.

    You've covered lots in silence!

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  2. great set. Each one is very clever. I smiled at the Silence of the Lambs ..

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  3. Nice one! I have a deep connection with 'silence'. I love it!

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  4. I too enjoy my quiet time. Each of these are stand alone lovely.

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  5. Indeed silence is a rare gift in this noisy world! (That's why I like the desert.)

    Deep Desert Silence

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    1. And that's how you have perfected the art of clicking desert pics :-)

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  6. All beautifully crafted, Green Speck. The last one is a masterpiece.

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  7. I love the end, "you light up my world," all that baggage, and yet, there they are! I love it!!! How romantic and sweet!!

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  8. I like this idea - using a particular word in every stanze. You're quite talented sir!!

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  9. every stanza nice and complete in itself! very nice, GS.

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  10. Strong words Green Speck..people often confuse silence with loneliness..when you know you are not truly alone maybe that's when silence is truly golden..jae

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  11. Silence is a subject very close to my heart. So, I can relate to this poem which you have penned so eloquently. It is the greatest quality one can have, not only silence by not speaking but silence of thoughts too by calming down our mind-we come to that stage through meditation.
    And "Silence of the lambs" is one of my all time favourite movies , I loved Jodie Foster in it and I loved the book too ! Anthony Hopkins was too good!

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    1. Silence is precious to all of us. It's a unique phase where we can look back at our lives and also plan for the future. Silence calms the mind and the soul. I take silence as a meditative stance :-)

      And yes, Silence Of The Lambs is my favorite too :-)

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  12. I'm not going to keep quiet about this... it's amazing!

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  13. You have written about so many different types of silence. Kudos to you!

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  14. I am so glad there is light in your world. This is a beautiful poem.

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  15. The teacher shouting silence - so true, I used to be a grade school teacher and my lips are still puckered.

    "Eyes speak out the words" - great line, of all times

    Enjoyed each and every one!

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  16. This is so beautiful.. Silence is must in my life.. It is a gift and so precious to me..
    Silence of the Lambs is my all time favourite movie.. I'm a big fan of thriller movies! ;)

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    1. Same with me Fida ... Silence is priceless :-)

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  17. It's interesting how you took this from beauty to scandal to dark and back to light. Perhaps a reflection of real relationships. They travel many unsuspected paths.

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    1. Very true .... You have analysed it perfectly :-)

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  18. I specially like the first one ~ Have a good weekend ~

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    1. Thanks Grace :-) You too have a great weekend :-)

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  19. yes, silence can be beautiful, powerful, restoring, comforting all of
    these qualities. well done g. thinking and writing.

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  20. Love them all, particularly the last one.

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  21. I'm liking your 'Silence' poem, G.S. I never thought of Adam and Eve kissing in the Garden of Eden. Surely they must.

    When I think of the word Silence I think of a ready made song of the 60-70's, "Silence is Golden":
    Oh, don't it hurt deep inside
    "To see someone do something' to her?
    Oh, don't it pain to see someone cry?
    Oh especially when someone is her

    Silence is golden
    But my eyes' still see
    Silence is golden, golden
    But my eyes still see
    ":

    Read more: TREMELOES - SILENCE IS GOLDEN LYRICS

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    1. I love these songs of Love and Silence ... perhaps that's what life is composed of, isn't it :-)

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  22. Loved all the various takes on silence. Liked the first one the most.

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  23. Enjoyed each and every one of these haiku. My favourite is the last with "As I wade through roads of thorns", as all of us do from time to time.

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  24. I love haikus, and these are so good.

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  25. Each one of these can stand alone, but together they are magnificent!

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  26. You got me with Silence of the lambs. All beautiful.

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  27. its golden...silence! your poem is wonderful!

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