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An example for the silence contest.  Aim is to write a poem without using a synonym of silence.

I am nature,
soul of a mountain,
buried under a billion snowflakes.

I float like butterflies,
from petal to petal.
As cinereal clouds clear,
under a glistening sunrise,
I illuminate like a lustrous rainbow -
I am daylight.

I am a falling leaf,
from the tallest tree.
I am gravity,
can you feel me?
Can you hear the air you breathe?
I am oxygen.

I am the moon,
followed by a galaxy of stars,
I am the universe,
lights that sparkle at night.

I am Mona Lisa's smile,
a photograph from the past,
an unread book,
a guitar without strings,
a bird without a song,
a blank song sheet -
I am regret.

I am darkness,
a misplaced muse,
the pause between words,
the last kiss goodbye,
the distance, the hunger -
I am suppressed emotions.

You see me in blood and tears.
I have no echo,
You can only hear me,
when you care to listen.

Simple musing
Silent One
31 August 2019

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 11/2/2019 8:07:00 AM
A portrait of the quantum human soul emerges through the artistry of your pen. Accomplished work, Silent One. Amen to its beauty and universal balance.
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Date: 10/14/2019 4:45:00 AM
Great poem, but the "Mona Lisa"must be about the most boring subject ever painted!
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Silent One
Date: 10/14/2019 4:50:00 AM
This poem is not about Mona Lisa, it was just a term... implying silence.. Thank you.
Date: 9/29/2019 5:45:00 AM
Deep and powerful words :-) x
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Date: 9/25/2019 9:50:00 AM
So deep I felt myself holding my breath the whole time. Not in anticipation but I really didn't want to break the silence... excellent writing
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Date: 9/21/2019 9:14:00 AM
Such depth of thought/simplicity of expression this aurora inked poem be, SO! Your unique phrase styling is a joy to mentally digest. Muse food for the creative soul. Cool title too. Was vibe meditating to this jazz gem, "Babbitt's Other Song" by Lonnie Smith whilst reading this wonderful poem. Love and more love always. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4ax5DVgPTc
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Date: 9/15/2019 12:53:00 PM
This is a lovely, symbolic poem. The "I am" declarations are quite moving. Janice
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Date: 9/15/2019 10:17:00 AM
WoW! Such deeply touching words. You never fail to impress me. Two Thumbs Up My Friend. A fave for me. God Bless , JB
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Date: 9/9/2019 10:31:00 AM
Your lines expectedly weigh in tonnes and your consistency has made you a master of masters in this act. This is beyond compliments. Good work mate. An absolute beauty.
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Date: 9/9/2019 1:29:00 AM
I love this... It's amazing. Blessings.
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Date: 9/8/2019 12:26:00 PM
Silent ONe, for me this is the best poem of yours I think I have ever seen. FAVE
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Date: 9/7/2019 6:54:00 AM
So many thoughts directing down different paths, requiring quite a few re-reads. Enjoyed where your words took me .
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Date: 9/6/2019 11:55:00 PM
It would be a far better world if people did not need reasons, forethought and preparation, but were simply open to living. Great write my friend!
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Date: 9/5/2019 11:22:00 AM
This took my mind on a journey through places that are quiet and calm. Well done, my silent friend.
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Date: 9/5/2019 9:18:00 AM
As always your words ring deep, Silent! I especially like how "I am gravity, can you feel me?" breaks the 4th wall.
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Date: 9/4/2019 8:04:00 AM
Another pearl taken from the shell S.O. You have written so many gem's it's hard to say which is better than the other, but this like Maria said is at the top of the charts. Great band and song too!
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Date: 9/3/2019 5:53:00 AM
"You can only hear me, when you care to listen." - Especially these lines have a great depth :)
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Date: 9/2/2019 9:09:00 PM
Great descriptions. I'd never realized how encompassing silence is. This really displays the power of silence.
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Date: 9/2/2019 5:15:00 PM
Hi Silent, simple muing, if I could write such simple musings then I would not be a would-be poet. You make such wonderful thoughts flow in my mind when I read your words. I find my true self within the silence I create. Such a beautiful write my friend. You are a true poet. From beginning to end, excellence. Have a wonderful Tuesday. hugs....Mike. XX By thye way, A definite fave,
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Date: 9/2/2019 9:24:00 AM
Silence is my extra sense which I often put to good use, S1. Considering he beauty of this poem I am sure you appreciate silence as much and more. Regards // paul
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Date: 9/2/2019 5:56:00 AM
We do care to listen and dive into a musing that denies words usual and ordinary beats! Definitely, it is another world of a different language and perception! The language of senses! Entranced, we feel.. see.. and hear a soul merging with a mighty Nature.. listening to its transcending symphony! A great musing, Silent One! I tremendously enjoyed the silence! A Beauty! A FAV! Warmest wishes and regards.. God bless you.
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Date: 9/1/2019 11:31:00 PM
Silence may hold moments completely still- but your words bring them to life. Your muse, even though it lingers in the shadows- the light shines through. And so beautifully too. ~ Brandy
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Date: 9/1/2019 7:26:00 AM
:))) ... I wrote a poem about silence WITH using the synonyms associated with it ... yes, important to read the rules :))) - A great suggestion from you, S.O. - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Silent One
Date: 9/1/2019 3:04:00 PM
I hope you had a chance to change it... Thanks Anne-Lise..
Date: 9/1/2019 4:56:00 AM
Wow, I'm sorry but there is no freakin' way I can compete with this ! lol, but I'll try, I don't do contests, but this one I will cuz its you. Have a great day.xo
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Silent One
Date: 9/1/2019 3:05:00 PM
I am sure yours will be great.. thank you Pixie..
Date: 9/1/2019 2:41:00 AM
A powerful one...with many positive features...I like it
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Silent One
Date: 9/1/2019 3:06:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 8/31/2019 2:12:00 PM
Not bad Silent one can I copy and paste it for the contest?
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Silent One
Date: 9/1/2019 3:09:00 PM
you have already caught up Bobby...
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Bobby May
Date: 8/31/2019 3:39:00 PM
You always amaze me but, I will catch up to you one day!
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