Silence

1 Mar

“Soon silence will have passed into legend.  Man has turned his back on silence.  Day after day he invents machines and devices that increase noise and distract humanity from the essence of life, contemplation, meditation… tooting, howling, screeching, booming, crashing, whistling, grinding, and trilling bolster his ego.  His anxiety subsides.  His inhuman void spreads monstrously like a gray vegetation.” ~Jean Arp


Silence

There once was a thing called silence
The amount of peace in it, immense
But a man then invented
A machine that prevented
Peace and quiet to dispense

Another man joined in as well
And more inventors did compel
We created inventions
Which increased our tensions
And bid our quiet peace farewell

Gadgets and machines all roaring
Ripping and tearing and boring
Into natural ways
Covering with loud haze
Most people were simply ignoring

But one day a warrior heard
Some silence and something had stirred
The absence of noise
Cultivated his poise
And the silence was what he preferred

Though it was a secret to the masses
The warrior learned that noise passes
When one simply turns knob
Lever, button, key fob
Or deprives machine of its life gasses

What followed was what had existed
Before the airways just persisted
Of buzzing and rumbling
And beeping and grumbling
Making peace and quiet all twisted

The warrior closed eyes and breathed
No more noise was being received
Surrounded by stillness
He felt his old illness
Fade away and felt relieved

“Amazing” he whispered out loud
And noticed with no noisy crowd
His soft spoken thought
Much more resonance brought
When it wasn’t covered by the shroud

Eventually warrior did rise
And again silence suffered demise
But he always recalled
How all of the noise stalled
When he turned it off and closed his eyes

                                      ~Miro

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17 Responses to “Silence”

  1. Bonnie March 1, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    How beautiful, so true. This has become one of my favorites.

    • Miro March 1, 2012 at 1:38 pm #

      Beautiful comment, thanks for posting. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  2. Princess Laila March 1, 2012 at 9:52 am #

    This is beatifull. 😉

    • Miro March 1, 2012 at 1:39 pm #

      As is the reader who sees the beauty in it. Thanks for your comment.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  3. Savira March 1, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    I enjoyed reading this very much… Silence is truly beautiful

    • Miro March 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      Thank you, glad to hear you enjoyed it.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  4. Cat Forsley March 1, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    On Your Blog it says —– “Speak up Fellow Warrior ” …….
    FIRST OF ALL —– LOVE THAT 🙂 MAKES ME WANT TO RESPOND WITH ALL MY NERVE AND STRENGTH ——:)
    BUT TODAY – YOU HAVE TAPPED ON SOMETHING I WAS THINKING ABOUT JUST THIS MORNING WHEN I WOKE UP –
    I HAVEN’T BEEN SILENT FOR A WHILE – CHATTY CHATTY RESPONDING ——
    IT’S NICE TO RESPOND YES – AND TO TAKE BREATHERS AND IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WELL OF SILENCE ——
    SOOO 🙂 THANK YOU AGAIN MIRO —–
    TODAY IS A SILENCE DAY >><
    GODSPEED ALWAYS ……
    SHHHH X CAT 🙂

    • Miro March 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm #

      Thank you Cat, glad to hear you find it empowering. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

      • Cat Forsley March 1, 2012 at 8:05 pm #

        GOOD THINGS HAPPEN IN SILENCE ———
        :))))) U ARE SO MOTIVATIONAL …….
        I HAD FORGOTTEN TO REST ….LOL
        THANK YOU MIRO …….
        BRIGHT STAR= YOU

  5. Anastasia March 1, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    Beautiful!

    • Miro March 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you for your beautiful response. 🙂
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  6. fivereflections March 1, 2012 at 12:59 pm #

    enjoyed this post

    David in Maine USA

    • Miro March 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Glad to hear it David.
      Peace & grace,
      ~Miro

  7. Soma Mukherjee March 1, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

    There is such beauty in silence in knowing when and the calmness which enriches mind and soul
    such beauty in every verse Miro 🙂

  8. Christy March 2, 2012 at 12:05 pm #

    A wonderful poem once again my friend. Silence is to be treasured.

  9. granbee March 2, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    “Be still and know that I am God.” How can we ever hear the Creator’s wishes for us, guidance to us, is we are not silent sometimes?

  10. willofheart March 3, 2012 at 10:07 am #

    we can find peace and serenity in just a few moments of silence… this is beautiful MIro…

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