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Listen to the Silence.

Updated on January 22, 2016
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We alone own this intellectual asset,
Our ability to speak, is a gods gift.

We have created innumerable dialects,
Infinite words and sentences,
With which we scold each other,
Create noise, and spread fear.

In the race for prominence,
We have forgotten, these gifts of silence,
the cool breeze, flutter of leaves,
the buzz of bees, melodious chirps,
Beautiful flowers, heavenly canvasses.

Instead are busy, complaining on our companions,
Seem active, through distractions,
get bored, pretty soon,
end up with exhaustion.

In our old legends, there is a mention,
of our powers we cannot comprehend,
with naked eyes, of viewing constellations,
of sensing anomaly within, to find medications,
to envisage events, through meditations,
of old people retreating in cold Himalayan regions.
of our ability to hear, the petals open,
such was the power of our minds, then.

Understanding nature of things, in true sense,
comes only through silence.

Wise no more is this suggestion,
Shut up and listen to silence,
and become a legend.


© 2015 Hari Prasad S

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      Hari Prasad S 18 months ago from Bangalore

      Thank you vishnu sir for your comments. I am honoured.

      - hari

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      Vishnu 18 months ago

      This poem conveys typical Budhist thought.Silence is golden,divine and quietly effective,powerful too!

      Parable in Hindi says: Ek Chup Sau KO harata hai:

      Thanks,Hari

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks aim ayesha.

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      Ayesha 2 years ago from Wonderland

      Beautiful idea combined with beautiful verses

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      Hari Prasad S 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thanks Vandana, thanks harish. Do enjoy my other poems.

      - hari

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      Harish Mamgain 2 years ago from India

      I too like silence. This is a lovely poem, Hari. You are right, there was too much stress on meditation in ancient times, and the people had then great magical powers like Sanjay's divine sight that enabled Dhrisrashtra to get all updates of the battle field.

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      Vandana Patel 2 years ago from India

      Yes, Hari we are gifted with power of speech. And we forget about the value of silence and speech as well. Nice poem.