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A Man of Few Words

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Elizabeth Santos
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A Man of Few Words

He is a quiet man of thought
Not eager to divulge in speech
The inner peace within his mind
The splendid thought within his reach  

For words confuse a precious thought
Assume a posture of define
But he would rather keep to self
And sip the pleasure of the wine

Reflection needs a place to dwell
A solitude to wander free
And conversation takes away
The way to simply think and be

He is a man of silent days
He claims that he is just recluse
But I would wager that his hours
Reap rewards of better use

Elizabeth Santos
  


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 02-23-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Denise
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1 posted 02-23-2000 03:41 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Being the quiet type myself, I can totally relate to this. Very well written, Elizabeth!      

Denise
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Still waters run deep they used to tell me--could be so I think.  Loved your loving look.
Seymour Tabin
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3 posted 02-23-2000 05:30 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Elizabeth,
A marvelous poem very descriptive and well written. You are really prolific. Love Sy
Dennis L. White
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I'm trying to breakout of my own silent cell and communicate to others that I should know well.  Your advice is sound, but not easily acomplished. Thanks for the push, your verse so sweet with it's message so clear has scored a bullseye with me.
Thanks, Dennis :^)

 
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"For words confuse a precious thought..."

This line reminded me of another from THE LITTLE PRINCE-- "words are the source of misunderstanding..."--a favorite of mine.

I read everything that you post, Elizabeth,
and if I don't reply more often, it is only
because I am always left speechless.  A great admirer of yours.
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Elizabeth, my friend~

What a superb pen.
I'm also a relatively quiet person,
enjoying observing the actions of others.
Your perceptions of the quiet man
are wonderfully accurate.

'Reflection needs a place to dwell
A solitude to wander free
And conversation takes away
The way to simply think and be'
EXACTLY !

~*Marge*~


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Severn
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7 posted 02-23-2000 09:08 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

I agree Lizzy.

Beautiful!!!!!

I'll miss you - you take care while you're away.

K

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life enriches writing'
Sylvia Plath
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Elizabeth a very well written poem I really loved it    
Michael
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You know, this could have been a poem for my father.  In reading this I could see him sitting silently and remember as a child how I always wondered what was going through his mind.  Wonderful poem, Liz.  Thank you.


Michael
Elizabeth Santos
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Thank you, dear poets, for your lovely comments. I, too, am quiet, but my thoughts are not that profound, usually dreams of sorts.
Liz
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I have to say, being a very quiet person, people so often manage to mistake silent thought and acute observation for a vacancy of spirit. Anyway, this is a beautiful poem, another close to my heart!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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Liz,

Once again you've outdone yourself.  This is wonderful.  I'm also a quiet person with few words and I can certainly relate very well to this poem.  Thanks for sharing it.


 


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Hi Liz!
I can relate to this. It was nice. Thanks.

Sincerely
A_L
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very touching
 
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