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The Power Of Silence

If you listen when it's still all around
You will hear the very sound of silence
It's the basic sound that is the background
That allows other sounds their existence

Silence gives music its reality
It's the space between notes that is free
This allows them to resonate freely
And that creates a sense of harmony

Silence is not the absence of something
It's a thing in itself with great power
Skilfulness of it's placement in speaking
Is the hallmark of a great orator

It can express feeling with great effect
Better than words during some occasion
Like a silent minute to mark respect
For those who gave their lives for their nation

A deeper awareness of the divine
Can be sought in silent meditation
Silence helps to focus the restless mind
Engaged in spiritual devotion

Silence is a balm for the weary soul
Providing peacefulness and upliftment
It heals the worn spirit making it whole
And fills it with deep seated contentment
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Posted: Nov 2014
About this poem:
I made some adjustments to my previous piece, "The Sound Of Silence". This piece, "The Power Of Silence", allows a fuller treatment of Silence. Thanks to those who commented on "The Sounds of Silence".

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Comments (7)

Leony1510
Words of wisdom to the soul big respect brotherhandshake
ImagineLove
There is much wisdom in silent. I believe your words hold much truth:

"A deeper awareness of the divine
Can be sought in silent meditation
Silence helps to focus the restless mind
Engaged in spiritual devotion"


Thank you Socrates, inspiring as always!
hug purple heart
beautifulyou
hi socrates

my favourite stanza..

Silence is a balm for the weary soul
Providing peacefulness and upliftment
It heals the worn spirit making it whole
And fills it with deep seated contentment



sweetly stated rose
socrates44online today!
Leony

Thanks much for your comment and respect also to you, brother.
socrates44online today!
ImagineLove

Thank you for your comment.
Glad you found the piece inspirational.
socrates44online today!
beautifulyou

Thank you for your sweet comment.
godsprincessonline today!
This one really gave me food for thought this morning Socrates. Because I have had a lot of moments of silence lately. You gave me a new perspective on it.

In reading your poem I got the thought that it kind of acts like a connection or space (like the space bar on the keyboard connecting words together). A building block, etc.

Thanks for sharing. I had not seen this poem before.

Kathy teddybear
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