there is a silence where hath been no sound

giovedì 11 ottobre '07 at 4:51 pm (cryptic, daydreaming, english, girl-powered, grumpy, insomnia, love, thoughts)

There is a silence where hath been no sound,
There is a silence where no sound may be,
In the cold grave–under the deep deep sea,
Or in the wide desert where no life is found,
Which hath been mute, and still must sleep profound;
No voice is hushed–no life treads silently,
But clouds and cloudy shadows wander free,
That never spoke, over the idle ground:
But in green ruins, in the desolate walls
Of antique palaces, where Man hath been,
Though the dun fox, or wild hyaena, calls,
And owls, that flit continually between,
Shriek to the echo, and the low winds moan,
There the true Silence is, self-conscious and alone.

— Thomas Hood, “Silence”

4 commenti

  1. A Black Stone said,


    Though they go mad they shall be sane,
    Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again;
    Though lovers be lost love shall not;
    And death shall have no dominion

    Dylan Thomas, “And death shall have no dominion” (1933)

  2. munchies said,

    Grazie anche per questa :-)

  3. Isa said,

    Lov´ this poem and lov´ the piano!

  4. Mariana said,

    Thanks, i like it very much, it’s dark, strange and so atractive…i was looking for it… Watch this, i like it too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY5sKFbBGDA
    And thanks to the blak stone too.
    happy new year.
    Mariana.

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