Thursday, June 17, 2010

Silence



Silence.
so much louder than words,
yet how much breath has been wasted?
time slipping away
to speak, but not listen
to listen, but not hear
Silence.
i give you,
as there are no more words to say.

28 comments:

  1. Profound silence can be. Profound words can be. Breath is wated in both spaces, at times. Nicely done!

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  2. the pauses in between, the last applicable silence - a beautiful breath to be drawn
    thanks Kay for sharing ---

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  3. so much can be said in silence...

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  4. Lovely piece..:)
    Sometimes silence has the loudest voice..

    Cheers

    Nuts

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  5. such powerful effect this piece has... silence can be so much louder than words... brilliantly penned.

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  6. very true indeed.......
    Silence can b heard n understood which sumtimes loud words can't

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  7. nice words...
    silence seems even more powerful than words.and its even more intersting to understand silence sometimes.
    a quote is coming to my mind "god despite its casual silence still exists"

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  8. the big substantial quiet between. i read it four times. that's holding a reader with words.

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  9. this silence is louder than words..
    simply love it

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  10. yes, silence speaks volumes!

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  11. ssshhh I'd say, although your words have said such loads! I can can hear tehm resonating this far away from you...

    Smiles to a great poem and pic

    Dulce

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  12. When no one listens, when words fall like peet dirt and spent flowers, litter the ground you stand. It is the worst kind of waste, as if words could be so cast...under the step of the next shoe. But I hear you Kay...in the speak and in the listen.

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  13. I agree more is said in silence than in words. In fact I am one who enjoys the silence and warmth of a silent contentment.....:-) Hugs

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  14. The photo leaps out at you and is quite haunting. Your words are powerful Kay and they create an amazing effect. Powerful writing here.

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  15. It is amazing how much can be expressed when nothing is said, nothing returned. Silence does have its place. Liked this a lot.

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  16. I have a difficult time being silent. If I am, you know something is wrong. Is it like that for you, too?

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  17. ...for silence, as they say, can speak volumes. Liked it very much.

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  18. very powerful post!!

    "The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence." ~Sylvia Plath

    loveNlight
    Gabi

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  19. There are so many quotes surrounding silence that this poem brings them all to mind!... silent but deadly, if you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all, etc. etc. Nice job dear!

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  20. Silence is far more powerful than words... It was my Granny's favourite weapon when I was growing up. I was petrified of her silence!!

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  21. silence is indeed so much louder than words... it has been a silent day for me today

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  22. Calling silence loud obviously is some form of metaphor. Not a very original one, but recognizable. We all intuitively seem to understand what you mean. But is it really silence if you're spending so many words on emphasizing it?

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  23. Darling, there is ALWAYS something more to say. Look, there goes Bitsy Henderson, wearing that dismal rag she bought at Dress Barn. Let's discuss her!

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