Silence and love

Notre:I am finding the captchas too hard for my vision so shall not remain here.sorry and thank you

There was an old fellow of note
who developed a strange spasm in his throat
He was unable to speak
Except by a shriek,
But his arms held me tight in his coat.

I prefer men who speak very little
As I hate all the tattle and the tittle
So,as he kept me warm,
And kept away harm....
From all charges he wins an acquittal

Silence and love are entwined.
On such stuff our souls like to dine.
Phantasy wild
Will bear you no child
Imagination creates offspring divine

Silence is of Eternity

Leaking Pen
Dear Kate
I love your poem, I have always be the silent type, my emotions speak louder than my mouth, I thank GOD for having two ears and one mouth
I love to hug, to touch, to cuddle versus empty love words, I found this write below on an English web side, could not resist posting it to compliment your poem:
"Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together; that at length they may emerge, full-formed and majestic, into the daylight of Life, which they are thenceforth to rule. Not William the Silent only, but all the considerable men I have known, and the most undiplomatic and unstrategic of these, forbore to babble of what they were creating and projecting. Nay, in thy own mean perplexities, do thou thyself but hold thy tongue for one day: on the morrow, how much clearer are thy purposes and duties; what wreck and rubbish have those mute workmen within thee swept away, when intrusive noises were shut out! Speech is too often not, as the Frenchman defined it, the art of concealing Thought; but of quite stifling and suspending Thought, so that there is none to conceal. Speech too is great, but not the greatest. As the Swiss Inscription says: Sprecfien ist silbern, Schweigen ist golden (Speech is silvern, Silence is golden); or as I might rather express it: Speech is of Time, Silence is of Eternity."
Truly
Paul

Silence is golden

Dear Paul
I am so glad that you liked the poem.Silence seems to frighten peoplle.I love that quote.It is so truenand so beautiful.I found myself once deceived by a man who was skilled at verbal seduction... apparently many psychopaths are!!
You sound like a really nice person.I got your message about the Africa poem but could not see how to reply.I fully share your concern....Africa is becoming very dangerous....If only we alloweed people to be the way God made them.... after all,it seems that hormones in pregnancy produce the differing types of sexuality.I am reaally worried aboit a man just arrested in Uganda but it's not long since Alan Turing killed himself for the same reason...early 1950.s.The idea that sex is just for conception is out of date....
I hope youn were not annoyed but I thought I'd try putting on the odd criticism just to show I have read the poem
All the best
Kate

Words Can Harm Us

Kate,

I did not enjoy the silence of the mind, fully, until I started writing regularly. I discovered that being alone, reflection, and writing are great tools for finding the light.
I use the term light because it enlightens.

I fully appreciate a friend that can enjoy the silence with me. There is so much to take in ... if we want to ... and it is all free.

When we learn of this silence we become more creative too. Creativity loves to bloom in the golden thoughts, the fertile thoughts of silence.

Some people like to put people in categories ... extroverts ... introverts ... etc. I do not really believe in pegging a personality because we all change ... depending on who we are with and what we are doing.

Words do manipulate ... this is a frightening consequence of a society that wants to play dirty in the art of semantics. I love the play on words but I hate the legal minded sort that get their way with words. There are many that get their way by speaking double ... legal ... talk.

It is refreshing to meet people that really mean what they say. We can be seduced by words ... and this is possibly one of my fears ... knowing that words can harm us.

I love this poem and the subject. You are a beautiful spirit and your writing conveys this.

Please don't leave the Poetry Showcase. I always enjoy your words and would miss you terribly.

Love,

Kathy

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Thank you

Dear Kathy
You are a loving and generous spirit and for that I shall tolerate these atptchas.I was surprised by this poem because when I began it in limerick form I expected it tp be humorous.But it changed and so shows even a form like this can convey serious thinking... that interests me.
As for words,I have suffered through the words of somone I was follish enough to befriend.Usually we can tell but some folk are very clever st catching people like they do butterflies... still we learn after a years or two on the Internet and hearing new generations of politicians twist the truth...
So we soldier on,enjoyinf the spring time despite all the world problems, or alongside awareness of them....
When I was young I always had the radio on but nor silence is bettet and as Paul says,words can impede love sometimes
Wishing you a good day
With love
Kate

In Fields of Butterflies ... I Stand

Kate,

Thanks ever so much. I would miss your tales ... tall and small. You are delightful. Keep writing.

Truly,

Kathy (Jump for Joy)

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Thank you

Dear Kathy

If one or two people enjoy my writing that is enough....to make up for the captchas
Thanks and love
Kate

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