Your Silence

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I sought to delve deep into your silence;
Torment me not with righteous defiance.
You wish to tempt and test with challenge;
Shall strive and honor this sweet alliance.

In silence, I weave these poems of love;
Whispered these vows heard further above.
Your eyes which speak besotted alone;
Having power to melt a heart of stone.

Who knew that silence could be so loud;
Like rain which pours from darkest of clouds.
Your silence it tears near corners of heart;
But better than words to bade us apart.

Silence won’t dampen the passion and fire;
Do help me fulfill your dreams – desire
The sessions of sweet clandestine thoughts;
Lest lips had spoken would soon have forgot.

Silence is such – lies somewhere between;
Beneath twilight soon now softens the scene.
At last you spoke – addressed me thus
Each night I dream and think of us.



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95 thoughts on “Your Silence

    • Sanaa says:

      Hello James,

      Thanks for stopping by, so glad you liked it πŸ™‚
      Highly appreciated, have a great week ahead.

      PS: Hahaha yeah πŸ˜€

  1. Susan says:

    “corners of heart” !!
    I’m trying to visualize this on a valentine’s day card!
    Truth about silence. Adrienne Rich spoke of it as a kind of lying.

  2. kaykuala h says:

    Silence is such – lies somewhere between;
    Beneath twilight soon now softens the scene.

    Silence is so loud that it can determine directions in many relationships. It has to be interpreted more accurately though! Great lines Sanaa! Glad you’re on to something big here. Keep at it!


  3. Mary says:

    Silence can be the loudest voice of all. The silence you wrote about did not seem to be peaceful silence though. But I hope your night dreams are pleasant ones.

  4. CC says:

    This has a Shakespearean feel to it, Sanaa…reminds me of his sonnet….”When to the sessions of sweet silent thought, I summon up remembrance of things past” or something like that πŸ™‚ Lovely.

  5. Marcoantonio Arellano says:

    yes, silence can be both a love drink or an anguish of absence amidst desire

    lovely. this spoke to my heart

    interesting that my submittal of ‘you and me’, i wrote before i read yours.
    i guess love speaks in silence


  6. Jae Rose says:

    This feels like a good loud silence – absolutely love the idea of writing these testaments of love in silence..perhaps in the night when the loved one is asleep..i love the excitement, joy and sheer exuberance!

  7. Pearl Ketover prilik says:

    “who knew that silence could be so loud?’ wonderful evocative line in a moving poem..which has as all good poems multiple perspectives …I thought of a loved one waiting through the silence of Alzheimer’s …beautiful !

  8. Tatius says:

    The silence between couple can sometimes be the most wonderful thing, whole conversations with laughter and love can be felt if not heard. Beautifully done!

  9. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder says:

    β€œWho knew that silence could be so loud”- I loved these lines…so true and wonderfully expressed! The romantic tune of the poem is beautiful… <3

  10. Leo says:

    Some beautiful images here, Sanaa, especially that of the poems woven in/by silence & the eyes which can melt a heart of stone. πŸ™‚ Enjoyed reading the poem.

  11. Georgina says:

    A wonderfully woven poem. The silence has a stony edge to it. I’m a lover of silence but in nature and meditation. True silence between people can be deep but this poem is an insight into how silence could break or mend the relationship!

  12. Gayle Walters Rose says:

    Silence can oftentimes speak volumes and the silence between lovers can just be an easy feeling comfort of being in each other’s presence. Or it can mean distance and unwillingness to share feelings. A lovely ballad, Sanaa.

  13. Grace says:

    I really like those ending lines and this: who knew silence can be so loud ~ I agree, it can be deafening at times but I enjoy the solitude ~

    Thanks for joining us ~

  14. lillian says:

    Enjoyed this very much. Without reading any comments after your poem, I just scrolled very quickly down to make my own. My guess is that my favorite line is echoed by many:

    “Who knew that silence could be so loud;”

    A powerful truism you’ve created in just eight words.

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