Loud Silence

Potent making of monsters stems from loud silence.


Note: Sumana over at Poets United asks us to write about “Silence”.

After reading Sanaa Rizvi’s important and relevant post “Rage Against the Machine” about racial prejudice, I was reminded of a quote by Martin Luther King, Jr. “In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”

Are you keeping the right kind of silence?

Where Words Come From

a presence of something rooted in whispers of truth
permitted by stillness found in a droning sound of a bee

a freedom to inhabit spaces, where even a skylark
knows best not to giggle as solitude embraces loneliness

an acceptance of aloneness that decorates sunsets
with a tinge of gold as evening air richly fills the lungs

a sacred place, where words come from
– silence

Note: Poem linked to Sanaa’s Prompt Nights, “Descent into the abyss of Solitude”.

Meaningful Moments

in conversation without utterances
allowing clock to tick minutes

only when you lean over for a kiss
do I grasp how much fun