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Silence not just opposite of voice

Silence not just opposite of voice
More of ear turning deaf to outside noise 
Close ears to outside din
And hear subtle murmur within

Listen Heart beats in rhythm and rhyme
No music composer can beat the music divine  

Listening same beats for sometime
Makes one slip in meditation anytime

One drops BODY then MIND falls 
Weightless, thoughtless Light one feels   

Slip one may in trance 
Levitation one may experience 

Eternal Bliss engulfing
As if in Heaven surfing

Longevity of blissful state, on practice depends
Veteran or amateur, sooner or later it ends

Silence ruptures, clamour overtakes whisper 
Bliss vanishes, pang emerges

One day sound fails to impact hearing sense
That is when one is laid into permanent Silence 

Silence of graveyard not just opposite of cry in maternity ward 
More of listening to death than speaking of life as trump card 

Silence not just opposite of voice
More of dropping body dead, aligning life suiting soul's choice  

© Hitendra Mehta  
For Poetry Soup Contest 
April 2011

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  1. Date: 8/8/2011 6:35:00 PM
    Congrats Hitendra on having this poem recognized in first round competition in PS contest luv.. good luck my friend..luv..

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 7:26:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Hitendra and good luck:)

  1. Date: 8/3/2011 10:40:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through round one in the PoetrySoup International Poetry contest Hitendra. I wish you the best in the final round. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/20/2011 11:06:00 PM
    Hey, I see you got a win in this one, HItendra. Way to go,my friend. Your message is so philosophical!

  1. Date: 1/26/2011 9:58:00 AM
    Hitendra...I'm becoming one of your biggest fans...I especially like "Eternal Bliss engulfing as if in Heaven surfing" I enjoy silence very much and try to take a break to be silent each day. I love the light and have had my arms levitate was amazing. Julie

  1. Date: 1/6/2011 11:06:00 AM
    Many congratulations Hitendra, on your win in Paula's contest >> James

  1. Date: 1/5/2011 10:08:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Hitendra in the "Breathe in the silence" contest by Paula Swanson. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 3:09:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 8:38:00 PM
    An amazing write Hitendra. Many congratulations for this win.

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 5:06:00 PM
    Congratulations on your deserving win in Paula's Contest, Hitendra! Always, Audrey

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 6:56:00 AM
    Congratulations Hitendra on your well deserved win!

  1. Date: 1/2/2011 2:39:00 AM
    Congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Paula, Hitendra

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 9:52:00 PM
    Oh yes, Hitendra. When the body fades away, the silence of the soul lingers. Beautifully written. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 9:01:00 PM
    Lots of good sense and in fo in your couplet on silence. congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 1/1/2011 8:24:00 PM
    Congrats Hitendra on your winning poem in the Silence contest with this incredible entry my friend.. wonderful way to begin the 2011 contest scene with a big friend..

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:18:00 PM
    Hitendra..,, enjoyed your poem. (good luck)) Stopping by to wish you lots of cheers & joy this comming new year.. May you always find new ways to share your talent and imagination with us here at the soup. Happy new year to you and your family,, God bless,.miss.p.d.

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 3:46:00 AM
    I enjoyed reading your excellent poetry this morning Hitendra. I will be back after the New Year to read more of your poetry. Wishing you a very Happy New Year. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 1:13:00 AM
    Wonderful poem.You have beautifully penned 'silence'.Goodluck in the contest.-kashinath

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 9:39:00 PM
    Hitendra, I think you express silence quite fittingly in this poem. may you do well in the contest! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 4:40:00 PM
    What a wonderful imaegry you have worded to define Silence, Good luck in the contest