Treasure Island

Rosmin Elsa Mohan

(21st December / New Delhi)

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Silence


I once dreamt of an open field,
The bareness of which alone did shield,
A shadow so frail, in a shadow as such
Silence.
I thought as much.

I felt it again on my bed at night
Darkness; through which I saw the light
Silence - to feel; and to feel so weak,
Silence, I think I heard her speak.

The crowd through which I made my way,
Gave me a second to poise it through
Shouts around, though I felt them nay,
The Me within, in silence too.

The hours of solace so gifted in tune,
A language unworldly, (beyond the moon!)
To realize it though, you need the frame,
Simple at first, ’ Patience’ the name.

Foes though come, are conquered all.
In her skin, she does stand tall,
Naïve it is, but more a bridge
Vain and slain, together abridged.

As every dawn turns the key,
Feel her true for a minute or two:
The price of it, without much ado,
Reflects around in the eyes you see!

Submitted: Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Edited: Wednesday, January 11, 2012

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  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (4/1/2014 6:47:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. Enjoyed reading it but got confused in the 5th Stanza (last line) - Vain and slain, together abridged. You are referring to Silence and what? There is much power in silence. (Report) Reply

  • Michelle Claus (3/28/2014 8:11:00 PM)

    This poem, it enters from the periphery. You use words and syntax in a unique way. This poem is a nice meditation on Silence. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Besa Dede (4/1/2012 7:47:00 PM)

    The rhythm of this imagery poem is felt in every stanza. Good use of rhymes and euphemisms.
    Thank you for sharing
    ~Besa (Report) Reply

  • Kee Thampi (3/28/2012 11:26:00 PM)

    Words gifted with stature...
    The crowd through which I made my way,
    Gave me a second to poise it through
    Shouts around, though I felt them nay,
    The Me within, in silence too. (Report) Reply

  • Heyyou Boy (1/11/2012 10:34:00 PM)

    Simply beautiful my words cant express the power of these words. One of the best poems i have read yet. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (1/11/2012 12:47:00 AM)

    When we light up the lamp of soul, When we need a shadow of solace, When we hear the whisper of soulSilence poured to our heart's sky))))))) Silence is palpableSilence is pleasurableSilence is like the glide of a feather in a gentle breezeSilence is like the melting of snow in a valleySilence is like the smoulder of embers into ash((((It's a great poem, I like it like a melodious song))))) Top marks! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rajendran Muthiah (1/10/2012 11:29:00 PM)

    The price of silence is reflected well by the nice poem. Keeping silence she stands tall. a good piece of work to keep it in memory. Cheers! (Report) Reply

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