Tuesday, April 10, 2007


Fools, said I, you do not know Silence like a cancer grows.
Hear my words that I might teach you.
Take my arms that I might reach you.
But my words like silent raindrops fell and echoed in the wells of silence


What do these words mean to you?


Emeriol said...

Very nice poetry. Extremely thought provoking - as to why poets feel the need to complicate a message by using flowerly language - but that is the essense of poetry. A simple man might rephrase the poem as: "If you don't talk back to someone, they might as well not be talking!"
Good stuff John!

Veeno said...

Hey! Thanks for the comment Emeriol- it is good to hear from you. The "poem" is a verse from Simon & Garfunkle's "the Sound of Silence". I like your thoughts as I did not think of that aspect. I hope you are well!