Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Sound of Silence

"Fools", said I, "You do not know.
Silence like a cancer grows ..."

Silence is defined as the absence of sound, yet that in no way describes the full timbre of its mien when humanity is at its core. It captures not the breadth nor depth of the present emotions that speak volumes to the mindful observer. Volumes that betray the listening ear and in truth span a broad spectrum.

Silence can be:

Lonely, Awkward, Empty,
                     Tension-filled, Uneasy, Fuming,
     Cold-shouldered, Melancholy, Chilly,
                                   Ominous, Uneasy, Hurtful.

Yet these feelings of dread and darkness can be wholly balanced by a different type of silence altogether:

                    Comforting, Bonding, Confident,
Trusting, Loving, Welcoming,
             Intimate, Patient, Relaxing,
                              Forgiving, Yielding, Restoring.