Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The silence speaks volumes

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The silence speaks volumes
more than volumes of words
filled with wonderment and definitions
not our own.

Our only affirmed means of communication
that the others recognize,
so the others can recognize
that we're linked, you and I, by that intangible something.

The silence speaks volumes
about the space between us
how little it matters
how much it matters
and that the pressure of space is too much to bear.

Yet words hold the key for them and us
with a final piece of paper/ring/gift of recognition
that confirms to us and them what we are
and the definitions and judgements pile on.

The silence speaks volumes
about what you see beyond me
and I you, to the point of fusion,
oneness that exists beyond this world.

And yet, words shield us from their wrath
and strangely, our oneness too,
the world demanding to be let in,
silence broken as surely as a heart.

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6 comments:

  1. I've missed your writing and have been in a bit of a haze lately...beautiful piece...love it.

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  2. Thanks Pam...I'm always glad that you stop by :-) Hugs...

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  3. I have been learning to enjoy silence again. With what has been happening with my husband, there are times we both just need to be silent. Oh, how those moments can be filled with emotion. We're working on that being healthy emotion right now. Silence really can speak louder than a heap of words.

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  4. It is certainly healing. Words are often inadequate and ineffective. I do hope things sort themselves out for you. Hang in there Karen! Thanks for for the comment, hugs,Anne

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  5. That reminds me of the song "When You Say Nothing At All" by Alison Krauss. "It's amazing how you can speak right to my heart..."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SCOimBo5tg&ob=av2e

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  6. Karen, I LOVE that song. Thanks for sharing the link with me. It brings back so many memories...love the words.

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