A Collection of Poems: Silence On The Move

Updated on September 20, 2019

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


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    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      3 weeks ago

      Thank you Mary. You're right!

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      Mary Norton 

      4 weeks ago from Ontario, Canada

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

      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.

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      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      4 weeks ago from Greece, Almyros

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

      Hey Shaloo! Thanks for reading and commenting!

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

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

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Shaloo Walia 

      4 weeks ago from India

      Beautiful and innovative!!

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      Bill Holland 

      4 weeks ago from Olympia, WA

      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!

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      4 weeks ago from Earth, Universe

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 weeks ago

      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 profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

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

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      Hari Prasad S 

      4 weeks ago from Bangalore

      Beautiful thoughts all over.

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      4 weeks ago

      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!

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      John Hansen 

      4 weeks ago from Queensland Australia

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


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