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Ode to Silence

January 19, 2010
By Drown_Me_In_Blue DIAMOND, Brooklyn, New York
Drown_Me_In_Blue DIAMOND, Brooklyn, New York
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Labels? Okay, fine. I'm bisensual. Heteroflexible. And life-curious. That about covers it. ~Morgan Torva

In the calm, only one raindrop has fallen,
And surges in spreading ripples
At the bottom of the well.
This freezing wind that rocks
The wind-tossed forest of my heart
Is only stilled by silence.

A black-and-white picture of the sky
Filled with your mute strength;
Silent snowfall,
Perfect in the darkness,
White breath clouding without sound:
In a world made of noise,
Half-drowned in pandemonium,
You are my sanctuary.

With your tranquility,
Please bring back that peaceful time,
To my wind-tossed heart
We are sinking in the sea of sound,
The silence born of noise.

Sweet serenity, the stillness of the mind
But not the cessation of thought,
Stepping on the shadow
Of crimson chaos;
In this race for higher ground,
Fighting the passage of time,
You hold the key to our peace of heart.

By your hand,
The tapestry of noise is unraveled;
This knot of garish strings,
Connecting every person
With six degrees of separation.
Unwoven, undone,
We fall apart in perfect silence,
Though the tranquil, solitary sky
Connects all the pieces of this world.

Prayers of light, carried on noiselessness—
Shatter, darkened horizon, and let the night’s calm
Fill the land once more.
Silence, like a stark reverie
Against the backdrop this frenzied world,
You hold every color of my dreams.

Humans cannot exist alone,
But our noise
Will bring pain until end.
Not speaking, we see so much more
Of light,
Of darkness.
Bear up the world on your shoulders, silence,
And return us all to our mirror-tinted innocence.

The darkness holds the silence of the world,
For light is garish, rejecting quiet,
And filled with the quicksilver emptiness
That is life.
Hold up your transparent, wraithlike hands
To shield us from the raucous sound of rain.

Pass beyond the need for sound,
Where your voice is frozen in your throat,
As though some phantom hand
Has choked it off,
And every breath trembles
With the longing for sound.

Silence is much kinder
Than the grating rush of noise
That floods our senses in this base world.
Silence, you carry in your stillness
The perfection of eternity.

The author's comments:
I like people, but I also like to be alone, without any noise or worries, and just enjoy the silence.

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dmeta10 BRONZE said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:39 am
dmeta10 BRONZE, Atglen, Pennsylvania
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The poem is very dark. Not a bad dark a dark that is always with you, where ever you go. There is always a minute in an hour that you want perfect silence.

nickhand10 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:39 am
its ight i mean i liked the other poem better but ya its ight

on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:38 am
broooookie! BRONZE, Cochranville, Pennsylvania
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I think this ode is very good and it makes you think aboout silence in a new way.

hayl7105! said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:34 am
this was soo great (:

pjnolan5 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 11:20 am
this was very good

Polycide said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:23 am
wonderful, and beautiful, silence claims all, and it is true that while in a place of noise and destraction we ignore everything else

on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:22 am
i am behind you

Lone_Wolf95 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:20 am
i personally love this poem. though i am a musician and love noise, i believe in the phrase, "silence is golden." there is a lot of depth in this piece of art and i think this is absolutely wonderful!

Homie said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:18 am
Great poem, emphasizes on darkness and light about silence

on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:02 am
Silence, a wonder in it's own. Great ode, lot of emotions expressed. Good job!

CMS 705 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 8:01 am
Very discriptive, very good

jjetplane said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:55 am
i think that this a is a really good poem and it has the ability to "speak" to a lot of people.

AJD2 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:53 am
This ode was very descriptive and gave me a new insight on how valuable silence is. Good Job :)

hailee96 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:52 am
This ode is really good, its deep but can be related to...

KMKerr said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:51 am
The ode was very descriptive and showed the author's great love for silence.

on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:50 am
it's very..deep. sort of depressing but in a way thats so true.

rachelmay said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:47 am
A very nice poem, very discriptive.

AMT412 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:35 am
Great poem and nice use of words.

vballrox727 said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:35 am
This was a really good piece of work. Keep it up your a good writer.

sicknick said...
on Feb. 22 2010 at 7:34 am
really good very powerful really makes you think