saadat tahir

(21011965 / Islamabad-Pakistan)

Sounds of Silence...2207-2k13


Have you ever heard in your mind
the sounds that silence makes
the silence that spreads like music
as in splendor a dewy morning breaks
silence that clings to a Florentine fog
as lone couple a cobble street snakes

the silence that hangs heavy
after a heavy down pour finally ends
or await with it for the moment
when heaven its pearly reward sends
they sound so different and surreal
like life’s ethereal myriad bends

the silence that weighty dwells
in wisps, rises from vacant eyes
the silence that fills to the brim
dole, of a beggar’s ripping sighs
silence that hangs like a sword
on fears of unsaid distant byes

silence o endless tormenting silence
you play on a piano’s dusty keys
from a chair that rocks in howling wind
on a lifeless verandah, distant sees
from a score of such like mends
wherefrom one has drunk to ones lees

it speaks no man’s earthly breath
yet heard in shattering numbness
in ache and blight so steeped
in rustle of a long gone worn dress
in raucous merry gay proceeds
or the mirth of a child’s bless

in the time of a frisky bloomy day
or gnaw of a long starry night
the lullaby of distant streaking trains
or the gondola’s reflective sight
the cavort of journeys done together
Echoes the hush of a soundless blight

Submitted: Monday, July 22, 2013
Edited: Monday, July 22, 2013

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....days gone past....

original
22nd July,2k13
Islamabad.

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  • Karen Sinclair (8/5/2013 3:53:00 AM)

    Absolutely impeccable. I adored (silence that clings to a Florentine fog) . Such a scrummy line. Tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (7/25/2013 6:10:00 PM)

    Have you ever heard in your mind
    the sounds that silence makes...
    Often silence is unbearable. Silence prevails when sound ends. Thank you for a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Yasmeen Khan (7/23/2013 3:11:00 AM)

    Very thought provoking composition, each line is filled with deep philosophy. You have painted some very romantic scenes too, kudos!

    some lines happened to me when I read your poem...

    'I have heard the silences that speak loud
    When we are alone in the noisy crowd
    The silence in the eyes and words unsaid
    The silence that rests deep down in the soul
    Stormier than the strongest storms that roll'.... (Report) Reply

  • Unwritten Soul (7/22/2013 6:10:00 AM)

    Injecting fresh essence in your new work..maybe a new adopted flower fragrance cure the tiredness of last line? So great to welcome that..refreshing like splashing dew on face! _Soul (Report) Reply

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