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HUSH! LISTEN…….

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English Poetry, Oct-Nov 2011 Contest

Music is…..

when winds whisper through the ferns,

when hills speak through weather -beaten stones ,

of times immemorial  and gone .

 

Music is …..

when hills rise in majesty

over a shimmering lake

for Form and Beauty’s sake .

 

Music is ….

the calm and silent might

as the sun filters its warm light

on green earth’s every patch and site.

 

Music is….

when swans glide with elegant pride

when two hearts beat in tandem over a swan-song.

 

Music is ….

the flap of the wings of the love-dove.

It’s what the Divine strums and hums,

to stir the  human soul strings  to divinity.

It’s in silence , it’s in sound .

It abounds in life around .

Hush! Listen  !! Hasten !!! 

Music is surround sound .

15 Comments

  1. Vishvnand says:

    Music is in such charming sounds and silences
    this beautiful poem finds, reminds & surrounds
    Liked immensely this poem profound
    Hearty kudos.

  2. Gion Gion says:

    Sarala,
    well done including “silence” as music is mostly the silences between the notes.
    Noise is often confused for music.
    The best music is not accompanied by idle tapping of hands or feet but by listening.
    There is a lot to like about this poem,
    Fergus

    • @Gion Gion,
      Hi Fergus,
      You went into the silence of the sphinx. Glad to hear the voice of appreciation again.In your silence, too, there was music as in the notes and sounds. I tried to capture the unheard music and you heard it . Merci Beaucoup!!!!
      regards
      sarala.

  3. sonal goswami says:

    very inspiring and just loved the words used to describe music…all were so musical..:)

  4. medhini says:

    Music is silence, calmness with rhythm, Sarala.
    Nice take.

  5. Hi Medhini
    Thank u for finding the music in the silences ….
    sarala

  6. rajdeep bhattacharya says:

    Very true
    very nice to read….

  7. medhini says:

    Hearty congratulations, the winner.

  8. parminder says:

    Sarala, many congratulations! The silence here speaks for itself. Music is always present around us, we need the sensitivity
    to grasp it and your words portray that beautifully.

  9. jaspal kaur says:

    very good poem. hearty congratulations.

  10. Rajdeep says:

    congrats ma’am

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