Monday, 6 February 2017

Silence

I'm not the only one that has a special bond with silence. I have shared with you the sound of silence before. Edgar Allen Poe was not only a genius in writing stories with a plot turn you could never imagine, he wrote some poetry as well. I like sonnets very much, so I chose the sonnet Silence.


There are some qualities—some incorporate things,
   That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of that twin entity which springs
   From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
There is a two-fold Silence—sea and shore—
   Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,
   Newly with grass o’ergrown; some solemn graces,
Some human memories and tearful lore,
Render him terrorless: his name’s “No More.”
He is the corporate Silence: dread him not!
   No power hath he of evil in himself;
But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!)
   Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf,
That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod
No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!


Edgar Allan Poe, 1809 - 1849

8 comments:

  1. I have always enjoyed Poe's stories and do remember reading a few of his poems but not this one. Thanks for sharing.

    Hugs and blessings...Cat

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    1. Ah, the Poe stories, read quite a few of them at 12,13 years old, I thought myself very brave to read such scary books, Smile.

      Han

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  2. This was a new read for me...I am a poetry lover so thanks for sharing. hugs abby

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    1. I love the way the poetry of Poe flows.
      It flows like a river of words, meandering in my mind.

      Han

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  3. Nice one.
    Thank you, Han.

    Mona Lisa

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  4. I've always loved Edgar Allen Poe - learned about him early because my given name is one he's used several times. He was an interesting man.
    Silence - I crave silence the way some people crave noise.

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    1. He is the corporate Silence: dread him not! No power hath he of evil in himself; but should some urgent fate bring thee to meet his shadow commend thyself to God!

      There is peace in silence Leigh,
      Han

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