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Symphony of Silence (Poem)

Updated on January 24, 2013
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Bronwen loves to enjoy literature and write poetry; some are in her book, 'Dithyrambles', available in her online bookstore.

Fergusson Is. PNG
Fergusson Is. PNG | Source

Like some reluctant dove,

I wing swiftly away

From the talk and clanging strife

Of my busy life

To seek a quiet haven,

Symbolic Jonah for a day.

To flee away from doing,

To pursue my own being,

To plumb my inner depths

Of consciousness; I pray

For my dreams to reveal

My Father's will

In a slow, still silence

Of peace and praise.


In the Dobu Passage, PNG
In the Dobu Passage, PNG | Source

Clamber aboard, creep below.

Free and alone, I imagine,

But the tiny craft

Is filled fore and aft

With my thoughts, storm-tossed

On life's vast ocean.

I flee deeper in awe,

Grasped in the whale's wide maw,

A terrified fragment of flotsam,

Afraid of tradition.

There pierce the thought:

I'm not alone, but God-bought

And free to soar in the silence

Of peace and praise.


From Goodenough Island, PNG
From Goodenough Island, PNG | Source

Freedom to fly as feminine

Foreteller, to warn

Self and others,

Sons and lovers

To repent, and to change,

Or to go down with the dawn.

Stop every feast!

Cover man and beast

In sackcloth and ashes!

Creation wept most forlorn:

Of evil repented,

God saw they they meant it,

And in silence they percieved

His peace and His praise.


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But soft! Jonah feels foolish,

And angry as hell!

God change His mind?

How very unkind!

Ill-tempered, he notes

The sprouting and withering well.

God whispers, "Concerned for a vine?

What about these people of mine?

Gently, my prophets,

You must warn and must tell

Of all Creation redeemed

To share what you've dreamed:

A symphony of silence

Singing My peace and My praise."


Rickett's Point, Port Phillip Bay
Rickett's Point, Port Phillip Bay | Source

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      addingsense: Thank you for your kind comment.

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      Akhil S Kumar 3 years ago from kerala

      symphony of silence....i really like that

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      ahorseback: It is! I think it must be so for most people. Thank you for your comments.

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Blossom , It is an awesome abyss to look at the sea from a Kayak , a little scary for me . This writing is everything UP

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      LailaK: I think we can learn a lot from the story of Jonah - in fact I think we all have a little bit of him in us. I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      BeyondMax: Thank you, I'm glad you enjoyed it - now I've found out how I can reply as that button seemed to disappear.

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      LailaK 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This poem is amazing! You present the aesthetic beauty of poetry and Jonah's story through it. Voted up :)

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      BeyondMax 5 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      So peaceful and beautiful, amazing pictures!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      aviannovice: It is very beautiful and the people are lovely, too.

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      Deb Hirt 5 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Voted beautiful. What lovely pictures from Papua New Guinea. It looks gorgeous.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      WannaB Writer: How true! It's good to make contact and to be your 'friend.' Thank you for your comment.

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      Barbara Radisavljevic 5 years ago from Templeton, CA

      A beautiful and God-breathed poem. It is repentance God wants -- not to execute judgment. That's a last resort. Would it were ours!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Victoria Lynn: Thank you for visiting and for your vote. Peace in our hearts is something we need to work to find these days.

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Very peaceful, very beautiful. Voted up!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Rolly A Chabot: I'm so glad that you enjoyed it. Hugs from Australia.

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      Rolly A Chabot 5 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Blossom... well done and you captured it in wonderful words and awesome pictures.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Gypsy Rose Lee: Thank you. God bless you and may your Easter Day be a special time of rejoicing.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Deporah Brooks: Thank you for your lovely comment and blessing. May you have a holy and blessed Easter.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      donnaisabella: For me, God is always both those things, both a challenge and a comfort. Have a blessed Easter.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      ImKarn23: Sharks I do not like - except to eat! But we were really more concerned about the crocodiles. However, they usually sleep in the daytime.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      AudreyHowitt: Thank you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      always exploring: Thank you, happy Easter.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      picklesandrufus: Thank you. I wish you a blessed and holy Easter.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      cleaner3: Thank you.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      flashmakeit: I was going to do the one a day for the month, but there are lots of other things to do, so I don't think I'm going to make it!

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Kashmir56: I'm glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your vote.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Vellur: Thank you for your lovely comments.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      KatrinaDalMonte: I do so agree.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Ms Dora: Thank you. I took the photos in different countries, but they seemed to fit.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Michelle Travis: Thank you.

      billybuc: Glad you enjoyed it.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you, Easter blessings.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Thank you, may you have a blessed Easter.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Princess Prisca: Yes, sometimes we have such very short memories, or we like to apply Bible truths to others, but don't see the same faults in ourselves.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Sunny Day: I loved the story when I was a little girl, too, and then found there was so much more in it when I was older. I guess that's the way it is with lots of Bible stories.

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      Bronwen Scott-Branagan 5 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Trevor Davies: Thank you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and awesome. Believe and you will be rewarded. Such lovely and inspirational words and love the pictures. God bless.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Oh Blossom how lovely..Gently, my prophets,

      You must warn and must tell

      Of all Creation redeemed

      To share what you've dreamed

      I pray this happens

      God Bless you my friend

      Debbie

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      Donaisabella 5 years ago from Fort Myers

      Ms Blossom, A symphony of silence is a lot of things in one. I loved this line "I'm not alone, but God-bought" - it touched me deeply. Thanks for this beautiful poetry that is both provocative and comforting.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      This struck me in a couple ways..you, Blossom, can certainly write a poem! but, second - your photos struck me because the last 2 hubs i wrote were on sharks - and the little tiny water vessels in your pictures are giving me a case of the willies...lol..timing is everything..voting up and away - now get your feet out of that water! lol

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      Love your way with words!

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A bible story told in poetic form, very beautiful. Thank you..Cheers

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      picklesandrufus 5 years ago from Virginia Beach, Va

      simply beautiful. All are forgiven by HIM.Very thoughtful hub and I really enjoyed reading it.

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      cleaner3 5 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

      Blossom, you poet you, very nice , very nice.

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      flashmakeit 5 years ago from usa

      That was a very creative and awesome poem!!! Keep them coming because I really enjoy your poems.

      Vote up.

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      Thomas Silvia 5 years ago from Massachusetts

      A very beautifully written poem which was a very enjoyable read,thanks !

      Vote up !!!

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      Nithya Venkat 5 years ago from Dubai

      I loved your poem and photos. Beautiful words wonderously threaded into a poem full of great thoughts and wholesome meaning.Voted up.

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      KatrineDalMonte 5 years ago

      It's lovely. We all need our own space, to think, to dream, to relax, to listen to our own inner self, to grow, to mature, to learn.... :-)

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      You Feminine Foreteller, have done a great job in this poetic presentation of Jonah's story. The soft, gentleness in your photos is a plus. Voted Awesome!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      You had me with the title; from then on it just got better. Great poem!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      Very, very beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing this poem. It is so lovely.

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      Sonya L Morley 5 years ago from Edinburgh

      "free to soar in silence" I love this! There is so much love in this poem and your words really hit home. Thank you for sharing it here.

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      Lenzy 5 years ago from Arlington, Texas

      Beautifully written. Thanks for the stirring poetry. Lenzy

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      Rina Pinto 5 years ago from Dubai - UAE

      Beautiful mind & heart! Your Love for God is amazing through this Poem! Aha! Jonah... taught me a lot how not to flee from being a witness of God to His people. Indeed in a gentle manner to teach His people. God Bless U ...

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      Princess Prisca 5 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

      BlossomSB,

      I enjoyed this piece a lot.

      Very nice job.

      Sometimes it is hard to believe all of the evil things that people do, say, and think. Jonah was ready to sit back a watch God show those people what the punishment was for their way of living. Oh yes, he was fit to be tied when God saved and forgave the entire town.

      How soon it was forgotten by Jonah, the ordeal he had just been through and how he was just saved and forgiven by the very same God.

      Lovely storytelling Blossom.

      Blessings!

      Ciao...Princess Prisca

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      Sunnie Day 5 years ago

      Oh Blossom this was so profound. Filled with such beauty. I love this story since I was a little girl. Thank you so much for sharing. Truly touched my heart.

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      Trevor Davies 5 years ago

      Enjoy !