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Joejo J asked in Arts & HumanitiesPoetry · 10 years ago

what do you think of this poem ?

Silence Is All

Silence is all, say the sages.

Silence watches the work of the ages;

In the book of Silence the cosmic Scribe has written his cosmic pages;

Silence is all, say the sages.

What then of the word, O speaker?

What then of the thought, O thinker?

Thought is the wine of the soul and the word is the beaker;

Life is the banquet-table--the soul of the sage is the drinker.

What of the wine, O mortal?

I am drunk with the wine as I sit at Wisdom's portal,

Waiting for the Light beyond thought and the Word immortal.

Long I sit in vain at Wisdom's portal.

How shalt thou know the Word when it comes, O seeker?

How shalt thou know the Light when it breaks, O witness?

I shall hear the voice of the God within me and grow wiser and meeker;

I shall be the tree that takes in the light as its food, I shall drink its nectar of sweetness.

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    Nicely done; your quatrains don't all rhyme exactly...but i like free verse. Interesting concept.I had to read it a couple times to make sure I was sure of it.

    Well done.

    Source(s): Personal poetry journals
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