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A Collection of Poems: Silence On The Move


Silence On The Move

Silence in the library

Snoozing books nestle in shelves,

Readers read but think out loud,

Their minds boom with knowledge,

But quietness creeps to the edge.

Silence on the train

Cold is the train when you feel alone,

No heat absorbed among self-absorbed passengers,

Across the crowd you catch a smile,

Your heart melts at the kindness of a stranger.

Silence is wisdom

We control the choices we make,

Silence ripens the fruit of wisdom,

Gives you time to taste,

Before you swallow freedom.

Silence is understanding

Silence clears the clouded mind,

Banishes the ego,

To obtain real insight,

Vanishes future rows.

Silence teaches strength

Don’t expect comfort like the breeze,

Silence is a subtle kindness,

Makes your heart adapt like sails,

To changing winds.

Silence appreciates the moment

Silence is a soft gaze,

At the birth of a moment,

Till the beauty fades,

But fragrance remains within.

© 2019 Li-Jen Hew


Li-Jen Hew (author) on December 20, 2019:

Hi Frank. Glad you could hear my silence! Thanks!

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on December 05, 2019:

Li_Jen your silence is loud and clear I love the theme and I hear the wisdom in your silence

Li-Jen Hew (author) on November 09, 2019:

Hi Manatita, thanks for checking on me. Work is fine but I will still need to explore further. Thanks for your comment!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on November 09, 2019:

Hey Nithya. Thanks and glad you enjoyed reading!

manatita44 from london on November 01, 2019:

A supremely exquisite piece, my friend. Buddha bless your ever-expanding and loving Heart for such a beautiful piece on Silence. Hope your work is going ok, my good friend. Peace and blessings. Amitabha! (Amitofa)

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on October 30, 2019:

Beautifully expressed, enjoyed reading.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 25, 2019:

Thank you Mary. You're right!

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on September 22, 2019:

Li-Jen, I love these especially the last one. We so much need silence but we are not at home in it. We fill it up instead of appreciating its value.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 22, 2019:

Thank you Sean, for the support! If readers are able to relate to the poem and be inspired, I'm thankful! Appreciate your feedback on my progress and your mention of Manatita.

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on September 21, 2019:

Excellent and wise work, my sweet Li-Jen! I am so proud of your skill improvement. You have written a sublime poem here, and I think Manatita will be also proud of you! Thank you for this gift, because it is a gift the chance to read such great work!

Keep on climbing on your talent's mountain!


Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 21, 2019:

Hey Shaloo! Thanks for reading and commenting!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 21, 2019:

Hi Bill, I didn't think of the title in terms of sound! Good point! Thanks for the feedback!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 21, 2019:

Hi Adnan, thank you for visiting and glad that you found some inspiration!

Shaloo Walia from India on September 21, 2019:

Beautiful and innovative!!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on September 20, 2019:

Of course I enjoyed your poems, but the line that stood out, for me, was the title of the article...."Silence on the Move"....that is a brilliant line, giving a motor skill to the lack of sound. Perfect!

Adnan from Earth, Universe on September 20, 2019:

Silence sure has some glaring characteristics...and this verse beautifully portrays all that it bears...and my mind was really absorbed in thoughts over the line," Silence appreciates the moment"... So very true...sometimes silence is the key to appreciation in situations when words don't have a way...It was a delight...reading this fine piece...loved it...Thanks for sharing !!

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 20, 2019:

Hi Lorna. Thank you for your comment. Glad you enjoyed it and welcome to my page.

Lorna Lamon on September 20, 2019:

I enjoyed reading this lovely collections of poems on the different types of silence and their effects. I loved the last poem and the line 'Silence is a soft gaze' - beautiful.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 20, 2019:

Thank you Hari. That's a generous "all over" haha.

Hari Prasad S from Bangalore on September 20, 2019:

Beautiful thoughts all over.

Li-Jen Hew (author) on September 20, 2019:

Thanks Jodah. I look forward to see you present the theme in your poem, in various ways as well. All of you are more experienced than me and able to vomit out the ways!

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on September 20, 2019:

Very interesting describing the various types of silence, Li-Jen. An effective presentation of this poetry. Well done.

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