Sunday, November 12, 2006

SILENT MUSIC

Unhurried, soft, the
soundless snow
falls gently to the
frozen ground . . .

Such perfect stillness
sometimes seems
more musical
than any
sound!

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57 comments:

  1. How trye there is music that get carried without soumd

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  2. so true! love the sound of silence...
    and wow! so good to hear you read it!

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  3. The falling snow is very peaceful and beautiful to look at. Too bad the cold weather goes along with it. I'd rather have the warm air, but I do appreciate the beauty of freshly fallen snow. Your voice sounds good.

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  4. Margie,
    I hear ya. I like to go for a walk or run when the snow is falling softly. If its windy, forget it, hehe

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  5. i have yet to see snow
    Margie wont u send me a ticket to visit u and the snow

    i have yet to see plenty money too
    i earn in Rupees

    dont have money to buy an air ticket
    dont have money for a rail ticket too

    i travel here without a ticket
    i got cot only once so far

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  6. the sound of silence ... it is so beautiful.
    I love watching the snow fall ... in the dead of the night when all is asleep. All those beautiful individual snowdrops floating gently to the ground ... not a whisper. Thank you for a moment of pureness. :o)

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  7. BEAUTIFUL!

    well I always say this too...sometimes the sweetest music to ears is the laughter of an innocent child or the sound of raindrops...or the footsteps sounds of a loved-one returning....

    Keshi.

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  8. Margie, what a sweet, sweet voice you have! And your poem, read by you, is equally wonderful!

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  9. Hi iamnasra
    A peaceful quiet can be music to my ears!
    Nice to have you visit!
    Thank you!

    Margie:)

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  10. Hello polona
    I too love the sound of silence!
    Glad you liked me reading the poem!
    It takes some getting used to the whole idea...and, I don't really like how it turned out, but in time I should get better at it!
    Thanks Polona!

    Margie:)

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  11. Hi choices
    Nothing like the beauty of freshly, falling snow!
    We have some here tonight!
    Not too sure about my voice though!
    Thank you!

    Margie:)

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  12. Hi gw mush
    I love to wallk, and run in a softly falling snow also!
    No wind for me either!
    C'ya later!

    Margie:)

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  13. Hi saby
    Someday, you have to see the snow!
    Don't think I get swing the ticket though...
    Probably too much dough!

    C'ya later saby!

    Margie:)

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  14. Hi trinitystar
    I like your comment about the beauty of snow!
    Thank you!
    You are welcome!

    Margie:)

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  15. Hi jon
    Nice to see you again!
    Thank you!

    Margie:)

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  16. Hi keshi
    Thank you!
    The sound of raindrops...or the laughter of an innocent child is like music to my ears too!
    Take care!

    Hugggggz!

    Margie:)

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  17. Margie,

    What a beautiful poem. Oh how I love the snow! It was a nice touch to HEAR your voice...so calming and soothing!

    Take care and have a good night!

    Robyn

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  18. Hello aurora
    Thank you so much!
    I was not too sure about doing this reading, and did not think it turned out too well.
    I feel better after your very nice words!
    Thank you aurora!

    Margie:)

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  19. Hi robyn
    Thank you so much!
    I love the snow too!
    I am happy you liked hearing me read the poem...
    I did not think I did a very good job, so I feel better after your
    nice comment!
    Thanks robyn!

    You take care too!
    and have a great day tomorrow!

    Margie:)

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  20. oh wow...i think you should do this on every post. poem with an audio! LOVE IT...i tried recording my voice when reading poetry but i don't like the sound of my voice -_-"

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  21. Hi avila
    How nice of you to say that!
    Thank you!
    I do appreciate it!
    It is hard getting used to the sound of our own voices...
    I do not like how I sound either..
    Maybe I do not not sound as bad
    as I think I do!

    Thanks for your vote of confidence!

    Margie:)

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  22. WOW!! Your voice sounds so nice compared to my growling sound! I like it :)

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  23. Hi andrew
    And, thanks so much!
    I think you sound great!

    Margie

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  24. Your Love for people and nature is beyond words! Beautiful person indeed!
    Hugs!

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  25. It is amazing that peaceful silence after snow has fallen, but brrrr.... snow means one thing to me... slipping and sliding and landing on my ****

    have a great week and thank you for visiting

    lotsa luv ann xxxx

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  26. Margie...how lovely to hear your butterfly-like voice. So soft and gentle. Consider doing some poetry readings in your town. Really!

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  27. Oh man!! What a beautiful feeling you have created! I love the sound of silence too, can sit just watching the wavea for hrs without sounds and ofcourse falling snow!:))
    I hope we will get some snow this year in NC.
    Love your voice,nice to know you even better:)

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  28. YAY!
    So wonderful to hear your voice with your beautiful words and messages, Margie. Thank you!

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  29. uurgh..i wish we had snow here in malaysia....i love it.oh including all the four season you guys have overthere...
    love your poem!

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  30. That sound, of snow falling like a nearly silent dance, is one of God's great miracles of comfort. Thanks for bringing it back to my memory.

    Tom

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  31. WOW MARGIE!
    You outdone yourself.
    Wonderful, wonderful

    There is nothing like the "sound" of gently falling snow...

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  32. oh it was nice to hear the poetry .. it adds so much to the poem .. your tone .. however you didn't finish on an ending note.

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  33. Margie, this is great!!! Especially being read by such a lovely voice!!

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  34. howdy? Im dancing here at my office desk..me just hyper as usual lol!

    hooroo!
    Keshi.

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  35. my day is good.

    aurora is being bad (in a good way)

    lol

    hugs

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    P.S. Here's some blogs that I found
    of interest
    as I negotiated my way
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    Every Student
    Religion Comparison
    Around the Well
    Danish Cartoons
    Arabic Cartoons
    Muhammad or Jesus???
    Answering Islam
    Is Jesus God?
    A Short Look At Six World Religions
    God's Word in different languages...
    How to become a Christian
    Who Is Jesus?
    See The Word
    Watch The Jesus Movie
    Spanish Cartoons
    German Cartoons
    Chinese Cartoons
    Italian Cartoons
    Greek Cartoons
    Japanese Cartoons
    Portuguese Cartoons
    French Cartoons
    Hindi Cartoons
    Russian Cartoons
    'Thought & Humor'


    Only one of these is amalgamated with me -
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    sometime what your thoughts are about
    all this:O)

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  37. Great to hear your voice Margie..!
    Lovely poem... a wonderful tribute to the beauty of each snowflake! :)

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  38. *Such perfect stillness
    sometimes seems
    more musical
    than any
    sound!*

    So true..sometimes the sound of silence is the best of all

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  39. Yo Margie,

    Was a bit busy of late.... Read the missed poems only now.... So sweet.... Cheers!

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  40. Thanks!!Very much!!
    I learned this great poem by heart. With your nice reading my English will be better!
    This is a very good idea- reading and listening!

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  41. MAARGE ! for some people its a curse, please don't forget that.

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  42. Beautiful. Sometimes the best communication is done through silence. Thank you for the audible version of you- how tranquil your voice is!

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  43. 'soundless snow' a picture perfect alliteration!

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  44. wheres ya wheres ya I MISS U!

    Keshi.

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  46. Samuru: I thought you write sweet poems, know what you have a sweet voice too.

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  47. Margie,
    How special to hear your voice narrating your own poetry. Thank you for this gift.
    Ilias

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  49. So very true... :)... silence can be more musical than music itself... :)

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  50. A special thank you ...
    to all of you for your very nice
    comments!

    Margie

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