Many Kinds of Silences

15 Aug 2020

Although I repeatedly tried

to contact her, only

faced with a

huge wall of silence.

I found it very disconcerting.

This is the worst kind

of silence. A barrier

to communication.

There are more gentle

soft silences, like raindrops

pattering in an arid garden.

or the companionable silence

of good friends.

The silence within a

therapy session is

like a gentle balm

a pause for thought.

they are difficult

to maintain but they

enable the other

to be.

The two-minute silence

on Armistice Day or any

solemn occasion

is sometimes not easy

to keep without fidgeting

as is silent prayer.

I've begun to realise that you can listen to silence and learn from it...

“Sometimes you have to stay silent because no words can explain what is going on in your heart and mind.”


A Moodscope member.

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