Friday, August 16, 2013

Hear The Silence~

The Sound of Silence


Walk into an anechoic chamber
Settle in the swivel chair
Exclude all external sounds
‘Tune to the Sounds of Silence’
 And then…
                 ….Observe 
                            How the sounds …
                                              Rise
           To a dangerous pitch
Senses,
          Movement,
                           Odors,
                                      Colors,
                                                  Tunes
Often buried in the depths of noise
                                  ..Fill up the senses
                               Swell …
To the point of
                           Exploding!!
 Cacophonies stitch the senses…
                 And it strays the awareness
The soft rustle of leaf on leaf
                 Whispering trees,
                                        Oscillating time-piece,
                falling flowers against weight of air
The steam rising from a pot of tea.....
                             Invade the ears

                                         ….mind hovers around inanities 
Its an intimate moment, meditative
                                      Go ahead, touch them
                    They are overflowing...
                                                 overflowing...



Thanks Mary, for the wonderful prompt. (Though I know, I am late. ) 
Written for Mary's prompt on sounds of silence : http://poetryjaam.blogspot.in/2013/08/the-sound-of-silence.html


72 comments:

  1. I love poems, and this is such a wonderful work. Thanks for sharing it. This reminded me of a incredible movie called 'Sound of Noise' (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1278449/). Do watch it if you can , and the poem will just fall in place.

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    1. Welcome to my space, Satyadeep. Thanks for that lovely comment. Just checked the link...sounds thrilling!! Shall definitely watch the movie during the weekend. Thanks a lot!

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  2. So true that so often NOISE takes up the spaces in one's mind. It is nice sometimes just to have that sound of SILENCE. Cacophonies (I love that word) can sometimes drive one mad!! Well penned.

    (And, by the way, you are NOT late at all!!)

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    1. Mary, The prompt this time was excellent! All of the pieces I read were awesome... So I decided to see if I could do it too.
      I am so glad you enjoyed this effort.. Thanks for the visit... :))))

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  3. Beautiful, that's how a poem is born. Will do that before penning my thoughts.

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    1. Wow...coming from you, that's a huge compliment, Saru! You really make me so happy...Thanks a lot.
      And hearty congratulations on the IB Award !! Am so happy for you!! :)))

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  4. Beautiful Panchali!!! What a take on a beautiful prompt!!!

    Someone is Special

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    1. SiS..So good to have you here!! Thank you for such a lovely comment... and for coming by... :)))I appreciate it very much.... :))
      Yeah, it's a beautiful prompt!

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  5. This is wonderful, all the sounds of silence. I especially like whispering trees & falling flowers against weight of air.

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    1. Laurie, I am very happy that you 'heard' those sounds...:)) Thank you for dropping in and the feedback... :)))

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  6. Loved the unique styling of the post! Lovely words ma'am :D

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    1. Bushra!! What a lovely comment...! Thank you so much.. :))

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  7. Panchali, I love this and the way you wrote it falling in layers, like the layers of sound. The petal falling against the weight if air is a fantastic image. I too love to sit in stillness and listen to the sounds we usually miss. A beautiful poem! And Thank you for your kind words to me :-)

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    1. Sara, Writing is a tool for us... Hence, this time I just sharpened the blade to slice the echoes... :))))
      Thanks for the visit and valuable feedback...Your writing was superb! Thanks for being here :) Hope to see you more on these pages.

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    1. You need say nothing more after the lovely compliment... :))))Thanks so much, asspiritofsimplicity!
      Your take on the prompt was hauntingly beautiful!!

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  9. Beautiful. I fully understand "a dangerous pitch." I don't want to miss anything, and so I cultivate peace and quiet. I loved your poem!

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    1. Wow! What a lovely comment, Mary Ann. Thanks you for the time you took to read and give me feedback... :))))

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  10. oh i like how your words have the sway of emotion in them as they move across the page....so much buried as well in the depth of that noise...smiles....very cool write...

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    1. Brian, I was waiting for you to come and read this. Good to have you on these pages!!
      I am so happy the effect was calming... after all the turbulence. Smiles.
      Loved your comment... thank you for your visit... :)))

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    1. Thanks you for the time you took to read and give me feedback, Wayne... :)))) Hope to see you more on these pages!

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  12. Wow!!

    This calls for a deafening applause!!

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    1. Deepak, Thanks for dropping in and for the 'specific' feedback. I am honored :D
      Do truly appreciate... :))Thanks!

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  13. Beautiful composition!!
    I love the moments & the aura of silence....:)

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and feedback, Tarang. I appreciate you taking the time to do it... :))

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  14. these are the lines that have bowled me over again and again....and every new poem I read from you, it is a whole new learning for me... a small tribute to u here-> http://bloggerinterviews.blogspot.in/2013/08/interview-with-titli.html

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    1. Ow, What a beautiful interview...!!! Thank you, Princess,for the mention- it is a magnificent gift...:)))♥
      xoxo

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  15. As I read this poem, I could feel every bit of it....

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    1. I am glad you enjoyed, Vandana....thanks for the lovely feedback :)

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  16. As i read the poem, i could feel every bit of it...

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    1. Oh, thanks a lot, Vandana. I am happy you read this....:))

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    1. I am sure, you heard them all...need more voices to be raised , I guess :D Thanks Matheikal.

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  18. This challenge took over the creative part of you ... I felt the energy flowing from each line. So nice.

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    1. Its a question of perception. Nothing else, Helen. Thanks a bunch for the wonderful comment!! :)

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  19. Beautiful Panchali! Thoughts and perceptions born of silence are often the most profound.

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    1. Yeah, its a question of perception. Nothing else...only... it is mammoth, Lisa. Thanks for the compliments. Do appreciate :)

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  20. Wonderful! I got swept up in the sway of your words...and I love the repeat at the end...a perfect drop of echo. I too love a bit of silence :)

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    1. Whoa...you read it so well, Poet Laundry. That was meant to be an echo...:D
      Thanks for coming by...:)

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  21. Yes. When our mind is not at rest, even the silence becomes too loud to handle. We should spend some time away from the noises of the world and try remaining calm.

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    1. You couldn't have said it better, Ashwini. And I enjoy these moments of solitude. Thanks for coming by..:)

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  22. Whoa, where did my comment go? Will try again. I live much in silence. It's easier to concentrate that way. Enjoyed your poem, Panchali. Thanks for posting.

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    1. Oh, didn't see your comment, Sherry. And I was anxiously waiting for your feedback on this poem. I am glad you enjoyed this spell of complete silence....I knew, you'd enjoy this rampant chase..:D
      Thanks a ton.

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  23. When we take the time to really listen...to be quiet and take in all that surrounds us...you captured that essence so beautifully and so perfectly. I will be revisiting this poem.

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    1. Hugzz... you made my day... for many days to come, Talon.
      I am happy to see you here... hope to see more of you...:)
      Many many thanks!

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  24. ...and you provide us a moment of peace there Panchali... your meditative keen observation is magnificent... i loved the images you produced in my mind... just what i needed in an urban living.... smiles...

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    1. Your compliment has thrilled me beyond measure, Kelvin. I am glad I managed to keep your interest alive...But then you are a sensitive reader... and I wait to read your comments :)
      Thanks a bunch:)

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  25. Bible has this to say about power of tongue
    ''Death and life are in the power of the tongue:and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof'' Proverbs 18:21 KJV

    magar khamoshi khoobsoorat hai...

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    1. Voila...that's truly the power of tongue-so silence is golden :D
      Khamoshi khusurat hai...and plunging into this 'silent' world is powerful, rich and beautiful:)
      Thanks for coming back again with that interesting quote :)

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  26. Beautiful composition, Panchali!

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    1. Thanks Rahul. I know, I owe you a visit..been a long time. I apologize...:(
      I shall be in your space today...definitely!! Thanks for coming by..

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  27. Oh wow! Yes, silence speaks and I just heard it here too, while reading your poem. So beautiful and melodious!

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    1. Arti!! Hugzz... you made my day... for many days to come...:)) Glad you heard what was intended...readers like you inspire me to write more :)
      Thank you.

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  28. Beautiful poem...yes silence has many splendid things to speak. I often hear them on rainy days, lonely nights. Sometime they do fright and sometime they enlighten!

    www.numerounity.com

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    1. You ARE so much like me, Ekta. I also love these meditative moments...they are enlightening, enriching :)
      Thanks for coming by...loved having you here after a long time!:)

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  29. Brilliant! And you created quite an aura about the poem with the way you have put down the words here. Silence indeed has a voice.

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    1. I am thrilled that I managed to involve you so much, Sudha. Good to see you on these pages. A warm welcome.:)
      Silence definitely has a voice....and I mean it really... :))Thanks for the implied kudos... appreciate it...:))) Hope to more of you ....

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  30. True, silence wakens the senses. It is almost ironic, but maybe because silence allows us to focus. :-)

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    1. The exertion involved in making the silence speak louder is something very intriguing..At the end of this retreat one returns to this world refreshed!!..:)
      Thanks for the visit and lovely comment.

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  31. I could feel the tension mounting as the sounds kept increasing. Your words built up a feeling of chaotic noise. Very nice work!

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    1. Wow...Ladycat!! You heard the sounds so well...readers with discernment are always a blessing. Many thanks for being here. Hope to see you more on these pages..:)

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  32. This is quite beautiful it and really takes the theme on to a different level. I love this,

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    1. Thanks..thanks for the compliments!! Coming from you it is quite a compliment, alan. Hope to see you more often on these pages...:)

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  33. Beautifully composed..You use the words in a fantastic way..:-)Loved it..:-)

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    1. Thanks for that super duper comment, Nagini. And it's wonderful to have you back here. Many many thanks!!:)

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  34. "observe how the sounds rise..." Nicely done.

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    1. Thanks Margaret for your coming by..glad you enjoyed :)

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  35. Silence is indeed golden Panchali di :)

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    1. It is....Jaish :) Thanks for being here!

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  36. I had to read this for a third time in the last two days. Wonderfully worded, Panchali.

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  37. Reminds me of few thoughts when I sit on my terrace during evenings .. in utmost peace trying to hear the voice of silence .. and its soothing and intoxicating .. when all the noises around slowly fade away and the stillness becomes dominant..
    Beautifully expressed Ma'm !! Loved every line !You are simply magical.

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