Thursday, July 13, 2006

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

I am taking a break...
all this packing
and unpacking
is making me
tired and
weary

So I wrote this to get away from all that packing and unpacking

SOUNDS OF SILENCE

Once I could not stand the silence
upon waking
I turned
on the radio
in the car
the radio on
never quiet
always
had to
have
other voices.

Always
there were
someone else's
thoughts
and words.

I'm not sure
why
I never
sat
alone
with myself.

Quite possibly
there was
nothing
within
my silence
that I
could recognize
and that
frightened me.

Or
perhaps
there was
so little solitude
within
me
that
it
just
frustrated me.

Now it
is so different.

Silence....

within it
I'm held fast
and ravished
by
my thoughts
brought
to a passion
penetrating
to my soul
calling it
ecstasy.

I become weak
from
silence!

25 comments:

  1. Nice ones! Enjoy your trip and have fun. Probably some poems will happen on your trip...let 'em.

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  2. this is awesome!
    I know how you feel
    one of my favorite silences is sitting by the water, listening to nothing but the waves lapping softly on the shoreline
    if I could live by the water like this I think I could live silently for quite a long time.
    Nowadays, you go to a quiet serene place and someone shows up with a loud radio blaring.
    Have a wonderful trip and I hope you can enjoy lots of silence.:)
    tc

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  3. This is good, and I can relate. Thank you.

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  4. Thanks so much Don.
    Glad you liked the poem.
    The one you wrote on silence
    today made we want to write a poem
    on that subject.
    I probably will write some poems
    on my vacation... as I will have
    no distractions... just me.
    And being at the Ocean will help
    also.
    See you when I return.
    Margie

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  5. Sometimes silence is good. It helps us to relfect and think.
    When I drive sometimes, I need that silence.

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  6. top cat,
    So you are another that loves
    the silence. I love the silence
    when I take a walk early in the
    morning...and all I hear is the
    quiet.. so much peace them.
    I just have my own thoughts
    .... It makes me so happy!
    Thanks for the nice wishes
    for my trip. I will have lots
    of silence ... as I will be
    at the Ocean.
    See you when I return.
    Margie

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  7. kathi,
    Thanks so much.
    Glad you could relate.
    Take care.

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  8. choices,
    Silence is good!
    See you when I return.

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  9. you are awesome. You have a poem for everything :) very good one and very true. Silence is golden.

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  10. ari4u,
    Awwwww... you are so nice!
    thank you!!!!!!!

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  11. Solitude is the best medicine sometimes. When u have time, read my post 'Lone Traveller'.

    Adios babez, TC, have fun n be bakk soon!

    Keshi.

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  12. Great poem! So nice to have a creative outlet. :)

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  13. kai,
    Thanks sweetie,
    See you soon!
    Take care....
    and keep writing those wonderful
    poems.
    HUGGGGGZ!!!!

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  14. renee,
    Thanks.
    I will visit your blog...
    When I get back from my trip.

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  15. It is wrong to think that you are alone.

    You are not, as your friends...we are right here to share and to be shared.
    Smile please.

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  16. I know of mo better companion then solitude and meditation...it's a release and recentering...the key is quieting the mind from the usual noise...a little yoga combined really helps...best of wishes...

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  17. jac~
    Thanks... I know I am not alone.
    I am smiling....

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  18. kuan,
    I do yoga now... It is great
    Take care.

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  19. ardi k~
    Thank you!
    Thanks for stopping by
    and visiting.

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