Silent Truths

To an old friend estranged by too many misunderstandings, one can send these few lines by fellow blogger Pat Cegan, a few lines beautiful in their simplicity straight from the heart… Thank you, dear Pat Cegan!

Source of Inspiration


Let’s put aside words
do not use them any more
surely we’ve said enough by now
those deceivers I do not trust

Sit with me in silence
letting our hearts speak
silent truths
for surely words limit ideas
confuse hearts
lie in wait
for opportunities to trap

Let us sit in silence then
soul linked to soul
silence is the language of love
that place where explanation
is no longer needed

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jamie Dedes
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 04:29:18

    Perfectly lovely. Perfectly true. Bravo!



    • Bhaga
      Sep 18, 2015 @ 06:41:51

      Thank you for your comment, dear Jamie! Especially from another poet, such compliments are valuable. And in this case they are true: Pat’s little gem of a poem deserves this praise!… I’m glad to be spreading its glory… 🙂

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  2. donsalmon
    Sep 18, 2015 @ 06:31:59

    Keeping Quiet
    by Pablo Neruda
    Now we will count to twelve
    and we will all keep still.

    For once on the face of the earth,
    let’s not speak in any language;
    let’s stop for one second,
    and not move our arms so much.

    It would be an exotic moment
    without rush, without engines;
    we would all be together
    in a sudden strangeness.

    Fisherman in the cold sea
    would not harm whales
    and the man gathering salt
    would look at his hurt hands.

    Those who prepare green wars,
    wars with gas, wars with fire,
    victories with no survivors,
    would put on clean clothes
    and walk about with their brothers
    in the shade, doing nothing.

    What I want should not be confused
    with total inactivity.
    Life is what it is about;
    I want no truck with death.

    If we were not so single-minded
    about keeping our lives moving,
    and for once could do nothing,
    perhaps a huge silence
    might interrupt this sadness
    of never understanding ourselves
    and of threatening ourselves with death.
    Perhaps the earth can teach us
    as when everything seems dead
    and later proves to be alive.

    Now I’ll count up to twelve
    and you keep quiet and I will go.

    —from Extravagaria (translated by Alastair Reid, pp. 27-29, 1974)



    • Bhaga
      Sep 18, 2015 @ 06:51:25

      Wait a minute! It’s all very nice and beautiful indeed, but why in the very end does he say ‘you keep quiet and I will go’ , instead of ‘and we’ll all keep quiet’, like he said at the beginning???
      Anyway, thank you for this contribution on quietness, which I didn’t know before!



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