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Sven
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0 posted 05-16-2003 12:55 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Sven

like I said, the more introspective stuff. . .

silence does not echo

for silence to echo, it must first speak
it must speak in that psychic language
whose lexicon cannot be taught, but must be learned

silence does not speak

for silence to speak, it must first have a voice
a voice to carry itself across the domestic chasm
one that seems to grow wider and wider as final nights descend

silence cannot be heard

for silence to be heard, there must be ears
ears to filter out the noise of questioning existence
and to know that what is not said is not what is said

silence does not echo

for silence to echo, there must be walls
walls to lengthen and widen the sound of light
and, for a time, to hide what need not be seen

but, there are no more walls
nothing more to hide from the searching silence
nothing more for it to echo off of
when there's nothing left to be said
nothing left by the final realization that the silence had quieted

and that I can only feel the rain

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1 posted 05-16-2003 03:27 PM       View Profile for Cpat Hair   Email Cpat Hair   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Cpat Hair

nothing more to hide from the searching silence
nothing more for it to echo off of
when there's nothing left to be said
nothing left by the final realization that the silence had quieted

and that I can only feel the rain

bravo Sven.... an ending of reflected light...and insight one might feel between those drops of rain...

I enjoyed!
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2 posted 05-18-2003 09:42 PM       View Profile for Local Parasite   Email Local Parasite   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Local Parasite's Home Page   View IP for Local Parasite

It has an optimistic ending... right?  Happy?  The silence was a bad thing?

I think I get it!  I think I do, but really, I'm not sure.  I'm never really sure, heh, but that's the kind of poetry I like... the makes-you-think poetry.  Seems to me like the "silence" is just constant doubt, it's disinterest and disbelief in one's surroundings.  When it's gone, you can hear the rain... because you can appreciate it.

Argh, makes my brain hurt!  Sunday night shouldn't do that.  

Thanks as always for the contribution...

Parasite

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~Percy Bysshe Shelley

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3 posted 05-19-2003 12:34 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Ron, thanks. . . glad that you enjoyed. . .

LP. . . you're getting there. . . glad that I could make you put that cap on and really think about this one. . . remember, it's introspective. . .so. . . I hope that helps. . .

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4 posted 05-28-2003 05:18 PM       View Profile for Temptress   Email Temptress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Temptress

Hmm....
I disagree...but I still love this.

Also...there is a part that made me think that anything learned has had something to teach it even if it isn't what it usually is...so anything can be taught.

lol...hope that makes sense.

Me

You could hurt me with your bare hands. You could hurt me using the sharp edge of what you say. JEWEL

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