Carpe Diem Haiku – Silence


sound of silence
midnight loneliness
hurts my ears

“A great singer is he who sings our silences” (Khalil Gibran)

echoes
in my empty heart –
her bathroom songs

“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers” (Khalil Gibran)

why listen?
old braggart tells his stories
yet another time

“The silence of the envious is too noisy” (Khalil Gibran)

those shouting eyes
carefully undress her –
she takes my hand

Silence by Odilon Redon

Silence by Odilon Redon



Linked to Carpe Dieem, I also link this to Real Toads open link Monday.

August 24 2014

26 responses to “Carpe Diem Haiku – Silence

  1. her bathroom songs and the last one truly moved me…in the last one, the silence says so much that is comforting and then taking your hand…wow, lovely!!

  2. Fine conversation with the mind of Gibran on the one hand and with the heart of the lover with the other.

  3. Very well written. So different shades and each of them beautiful in its own way. Won’t pick out the favourite one…difficult to be done with gems. 🙂

  4. You certainly have a knack in conveying depth with brevity. I really enjoyed these and those I read before. Well done!

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