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Silence Poems

Silence Poems. Read and share great examples of poetry about silence. This list of poems is composed of the works of modern poets on PoetrySoup. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples for silence.

Poem Topics Related to Silence

peace, stillness, calm, still, quiet, hush, sleep

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Premium Member We Have Lived
It seems it was but a moment ago
   that we were born and grew into the world
and yet ... there is a history here
   revealing all we have heard and seen,
   learned and sadly,...Read More
Categories: silence, america, angst, change, future,
Form: Narrative

Premium Member comfortable silence
dawn loosens her grip
into where i used to live-
she peeps through emerald
blades of willows weeping;
a myriad of butterflies gently 
sway off into faraway lands…
      fading and barely seeing-
flap - - 
 ...Read More
Categories: silence, beautiful, inspiration, life, nature,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member love - and - leave
i BLED for you-
from my anorexic soul,
it craved nothing and everything
so that you could stay safe and warm

you BLED for you-
the only way you knew how-
sighing sated sentiments for solitude,
never knowing how flawed your veins were

i CRIED for you-
the deepest...Read More
Categories: silence, extended metaphor, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Up In Flames

A silence without words
no rhyme or verse
The feeling that stings in the stomach
White paper and black ink are
engulfed by the flames
Thoughts, sorrow and joy
while, hands resting calmly in the lap
The good dreams are shattered

My soul is crumbling in grief
Like a...Read More
Categories: silence, emotions, lost, missing, poetry,
Form: Free verse
Night Time Fears
The moonlight casts it's shadows and
old fears return like haunting spirits that will not leave
footsteps echo throughout the silence and,
in the darkness the dead reign.

Soon the endless night will close and
the sun will casts it's shadows
the dust will spell out...Read More
Categories: dark, day, moon, night, silence,
Form: Free verse

Premium Member Lovely Hate
In boundless love, I hate him for my loneliness
Through clamorous words spilling out from my eyes
Mindless me nurturing sprouts of love in my mind
Where inkless pen wrote love letters in silence.

Plunged in Hell, in this heaven where I am
Drenched in...Read More
Categories: silence, hate, love,
Form: Free verse
The Fox is a Winter Sleeper
There is an eventuality as respects mankind 
and the beast, and they all have the same 
eventuality. As the one dies, so the other...
so that the one is not superior over the other, 
and both are destined to the same...Read More
Categories: silence, animal, death,
Form: Dramatic Verse
Premium Member Threat of Extinction
Words hanging from parched branches confused and betrayed

Under a canopy of shadows in the recess of belittled thoughts

A prison of speechlessness bereft of expression and meaning

Letters motionless in disarray fighting lost battles lonely at heart

Starved streams of consciousness as a...Read More
Categories: silence, poems,
Form: Free verse
Snow Camping
Poetry - Snow Camping

The beauty of white snow silently dropping. 
Blanketing the forrest while no one is watching. 
Morning awakens, breath hangs in the air. 
Evergreens are bowing as if in prayer. 

A coffee mug thaws hands aching in pain.
Cradling...Read More
Categories: creation, death, silence, snow, spiritual, winter,
Form: Rhyme
Boots that fit one last time 
My hands to give for you to warm
Songs to play the choice we made
Steps so slow to hold the love you gave 

Silence of room crowds of eyes
Doors of pain voices of verse
Hands to...Read More
Categories: silence, death,
Form: Rhyme
This Day
This moment is for
In the silence of
This day,
Come inside of
me through
my wounds,
Then will I
truly be healed,
...Read More
Categories: silence, god, hope, prayer,
Form: Free verse
the boy who lives next door
everything I've ever written
these pieces of torn paper in my hand 
all this has only ever been
an ode to my silence
not for the boy who lives next door
who smiles at me sometimes in the corridor
who comes over in the middle...Read More
Categories: silence, 10th grade, beautiful, boyfriend, crush, cute love,
Form: ABC
As they watched a field of flowers gently swaying in the breeze
sitting mesmerized and awed
A young girl looked at her dad and signed.
“Daddy, do you believe in God?”

Her father paused a moment
stroked the hairs upon her head
then looked into her...Read More
Categories: silence, father daughter, god,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The D Word
Sitting and gazing at the world through the window.

Silence is broken with whistles of wind, 
rustling through lifeless leaves.
As specks of rain trickle down panes of glass,
charcoal clouds add to the misery of memories,
slowly drifting away, like trees losing leaves.

Petals...Read More
Categories: silence, angst, relationship, sick,
Form: Free verse
I feel useless 
can't pursue clueless 
life’s a huge mess 
confused with stress 
Motivation on vacation 
ideas vacant 
In a stationed state numb 
heard cracks felt rumbles 
heard a thunder no floor under 
I tumble crashing down being crushed by...Read More
Categories: silence, depression,
Form: Rhyme

         The shout is a violent
         way to be heard ...
         the silence is made
 ...Read More
Categories: silence, allegory, allusion, literature, metaphor, poetry, wisdom,
Form: Epigram
Attila Ilhan translations
Ben Sana Mecburum
by Attila Ilhan
translation by Nurgul Yayman and Michael R. Burch

You are indispensable; how can you not know
that you’re like nails riveting my brain?
I see your eyes as ever-expanding dimensions.
You are indispensable; how can you not know
that I burn...Read More
Categories: silence, break up, farewell, for her, lost love,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member just a slice

if they were all watching
would i slice my heart open
and bleed for them to see
care who chose to watch
who offered to help
or who walked away

if i were to bleed
from open wounds
alone in the presence 
of pure silence
and only hear
echoes of...Read More
Categories: silence, write, writing,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Eulogy

Sing eulogy, O wind, 
Crying out the sorrow,
Howling deep within your zephyr,
For branches where you once entwined
Your restless fingers
Into a joyful melody of rustling boughs
In lyric song;
Hear now, as you pass, only memories
Floating on the air in search of forest...Read More
Categories: silence, environment, eulogy, goodbye, nature, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
The Flow
  the channel to my stream
  the stream to my creek

  the creek to my river

 the river to my becoming

(Villanova Pennsylvania: February, 2018) 
...Read More
Categories: silence, river,
Form: Free verse
After a long time
I can't find words to rhyme,
My thoughts are rusty
My pen covered in grime.
The flow is frosty,
Warmth been a long time
Silence at estuary
Vaporizing what does remain
Needling through the ocean
I endeavour to stitch
A tapestry of emotions
Beautiful and rich.
Mused lines, camouflaging
To string in...Read More
Categories: silence, beauty, poems, words,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member - how does a writer let go -
with plenty of pain
i seem to be comfortable
weeping in silence,
but the tumbleweeds
sway in the mist of spring,
i pray for a way to redeem
mother nature’s embrace;
for she believes in what i need to long for

willows weep for the loss
of their blades,...Read More
Categories: silence, deep, heartbroken, poetess, sorrow,
Form: Free verse
Premium Member Maybe it is time

Falling out of favor
seems it happens over time
Loosely found intentions
linger forced within a rhyme
Empty little boxes
wait below your every word
Silence comes a calling
not a sound this day is heard
Lines that are delivered
to an audience that’s gone
Nothing found for efforts
bring...Read More
Categories: silence, morning,
Form: Rhyme
Premium Member my sagacity is none but you -
she was my sagacity-
the one who eased my 
troublesome culpability

yes, it was her-
                   (the one)
now a fragmented spirit am i

wrapping myself in...Read More
Categories: silence, dark, deep, longing, metaphor,
Form: Verse
Premium Member The Mime
   Excited children, 
        heavily in attendance
                    at the circus watch 
...Read More
Categories: silence, art, children, humor, imagery,
Form: Imagism