Arco (TN)

Arco (TN)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Writing with Gibran - Silence - August 26, 2014

From "Sea and Foam" on Carpe Diem Haiku Kai:

[...] "A great singer is he who sings our silences". [...]

[...] "I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers". [...]

[...] "The silence of the envious is too noisy". [...]

 the silence deepens
as the night falls like a blanket
upon a white world

© Chèvrefeuille

Last night I watched  "Thin Red Line" once again with my son here below a scene from the film with Hans Zimmer's fantastic soundtrack ...

 Japanese Soldier:
Are you righteous? Kind? Does your confidence lie in this? Are you loved by all? Know that I was, too. Do you imagine your suffering will be any less because you loved goodness and truth?  "The Thin Red Line"

in the winter of life
the silence of tolerance
a blade of grass

sparkling water
a river now polluted
lies silent

unloved teachers
hatred, intolerance, war
blight the silence

green ferns in the woods
a single drop of  water
disturbs the silence

 © G.s.k. '14


  1. What a wonderful haiku moment in the last haiku - the drop of water in the ferns is exquisite. :)


harmonious words ... like crystal clear water ... pure ectasy

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