the long search

When you have nowhere to go, go back to yourself.

Silence & I

Silence is pure beauty

Beauty without imperfection

A space between sounds

A deadness between noise

Quiet, you can hear it, yet you can't hear anything at all

So you could say silence is nothing

A nothing like me

Nothing is there and so nothing there is to judge

I wish I was silence, so no one would judge me……Sunny Sethi



agnes 18 February 2009 at 04:01  

Very, very beautiful.

I've never experienced total silence. I always hear something...

Keshi 18 February 2009 at 05:22  

This is a beautiful piece on Silence!

But Silence isnt always NOTHING. To me,

Silence is the awakening SOUND amidst the hollow NOISE.



YICA 18 February 2009 at 05:44  

You wrote "I wish I was silence."
I blogged about this today, but not nearly as poetically.

Just call me 'A' 18 February 2009 at 09:19  

Nice....i like it a lot. I love the sound of silence and the serenity around it. this reminds me of the song..."the sound of silence" by simon and garfunkel. have you heard it? check it here

Trevor Penn 18 February 2009 at 09:39  

Only in silence can you hear yourself.

WarmSunshine 18 February 2009 at 09:51  

beautiful thoughts :)

thanks for sharing!

Talking To My Soul 18 February 2009 at 12:53  


I believe you hear yourself in that state called total silence. Correct me if I am wrong.

Thanks a lot, Agnes. I just chanced upon the lines a few years ago and they have stayed with me.


Talking To My Soul 18 February 2009 at 12:58  


"Awakening sound amidst hollow noise."

Ho! You sounded like a prophet, Kesh. Such profound words. Like Agnes said you always keep hearing something.

Thank you so much, lady.


Talking To My Soul 18 February 2009 at 13:01  


I saw that, Reggie. That was just as magnificent as the one I've quoted.

Thank you so very much.


Talking To My Soul 18 February 2009 at 13:21  


I have heard those immortal lines. The duo did weave magic which works even now. Silence, to me is, resonating.

Thanks for dropping by, A. Thanks again.


Talking To My Soul 18 February 2009 at 13:23  


"Only in silence can you hear yourself."

Spot on, Crooner. I said the same to Agnes in my reply comment.

Thanks, mate.


Talking To My Soul 18 February 2009 at 13:24  


Thanks, Sunshine Girl. Thanks for always remembering to visit.


agnes 18 February 2009 at 23:07  

I don't know the answer.

But to me, there's always something. Birds, air, water, whatever... they all make sounds.

Talking To My Soul 19 February 2009 at 00:10  


In that sense, you are right, Agnes. Every thing - living or not - has a voice. And you hear them. Great, I say.


Keshi 19 February 2009 at 05:20  

yeah I always keep hearing something even in total silence :)

and I always keep feeling something even in total emptiness.

just like I always keep seeing something in total darkness.

tnxx Soul!


agnes 19 February 2009 at 05:41  

You nailed it.

Talking To My Soul 19 February 2009 at 13:56  


I am worried about you, Kesh. Especially after learning that you see things in total darkness. Hope you did not mean Sixth Sense. Ha ha.

Jokes apart, I am worried for real too. Is everything alright? Do tell me.


Talking To My Soul 19 February 2009 at 13:57  


It takes a real listener to hear all those voices, Agnes. You are one, I am sure.



Keshi 20 February 2009 at 06:57  

haha I didnt mean ghosts! I meant I see some LIGHT in DARKNESS too :)

Im totally alright. tnxx! I hv emailed ya check it out :)


Talking To My Soul 20 February 2009 at 11:07  


I got it. Light in darkness.

Assured now that you are alright. Great.


Keshi 21 February 2009 at 04:55  

ur also a light in my total darkness... :)


Talking To My Soul 21 February 2009 at 13:38  


My honour. Entirely mine, I say though I know the pedesatal is way higher/taller than what I deserve really.

Thanks a million, trillion and gazillion.


spookydragonfly 21 February 2009 at 18:54  

Such a perfect, thought provoking post. I see I am not the only one who thinks such thoughts. Silence in nature is grand, my favorite place to be.

state of mind? 21 February 2009 at 22:56  

the sound of silence expressed superbly!!

state of mind? 21 February 2009 at 22:56  

the sound of silence expressed superbly!!

~vagabond~ 22 February 2009 at 02:48  

That is absolutely beautifully written.

Keshi 22 February 2009 at 05:16  

dun ever say that Soul. sometimes u hv no idea how much of an aura ur being to others :)


Talking To My Soul 22 February 2009 at 14:27  


"Silence in nature is grand." You are spot on.

I loved your blogs. They are full of nature's beauty.

Thanks for dropping by.


Talking To My Soul 22 February 2009 at 14:29  

-->State of Mind

Thank you so very much. But I just quoted the lines.

Your blog is a lovely one. Thanks for arriving.


Talking To My Soul 22 February 2009 at 14:38  


I agree with you. The lines are just sensational, thanks to the poet.

Thanks for reading, Vagabond. You have some great blogs.


Talking To My Soul 22 February 2009 at 14:42  


I only can thank you profusely for such great words, Kesh. All I have are the words.

Thanks again.


Keshi 23 February 2009 at 07:38  

Sometimes WORDS is all we need. Nothing more nothing less.


Im really busy today Soul...will reply to comments if I get some free time.


Talking To My Soul 23 February 2009 at 13:38  


Go ahead. Take your time, Kesh. Be well. You can come back whenever you want.

Thank you again.


Q 23 February 2009 at 20:40  

Dear Soul,
Thank you for this beautiful photograph.
I love the silence...
it is where I hear the still small voice.

Talking To My Soul 23 February 2009 at 21:37  


You look at pictures differently, Sherry. I can say that with such assurance.

Thanks for visiting. Your blog is such a serene place.


agnes 24 February 2009 at 21:19  

Well thanks that's quite a compliment.

I think you know that I like noise, too. Big noisy cities full of life. I guess there's a balance there.... I am not sure.

Talking To My Soul 25 February 2009 at 03:01  


Right, Agnes. How does one experience silence if there is no noise at all? Silence is absence of noise, right! I am not sure either.

Thanks again.


agnes 25 February 2009 at 23:27  

Yes, but most importantly, what the heck does "gyaan" mean???

I've been unable to figure it out. Is it "trivia" in Hindi or Tamil (my wild guess)? I am mystified. I asked Geoff and he didn't know it either...

Talking To My Soul 26 February 2009 at 00:59  


Hi. I did explain that on your post a little while ago.

Now, you and Geoff can thank me for the "gyaan." Will you? Ha! ha!


Margie 26 February 2009 at 10:45  

First time here, via Keshi!

It's an honor to visit and read your beautiful poem!
I loved it!


Talking To My Soul 26 February 2009 at 14:34  


It's my honour, Margie, to have you here. The poem, by the way, was by Sunny Sethi. I just quoted it. Call it "borrowing" of some kind.

And the "via" is a great person, I swear.

Thanks for arriving here. Do come back.


Agnes 26 February 2009 at 21:35  


Writing for Crows 26 February 2009 at 23:11  

Silence is Bliss!!

Love it. Who or what is Sunny Sethi btw?

Talking To My Soul 26 February 2009 at 23:45  


I am glad.



Talking To My Soul 26 February 2009 at 23:51  


Sunny Sethi is the man behind the words you just read. I just chanced upon his work a few years back while looking for poetry on Net.

Thanks for dropping by.


Margie 27 February 2009 at 02:43  

Hi Soul
oh yes, I see that now...the poem is by Sunny Sethi....missed that.

Thanks for your visit and kind words and yes, my via is a great person....I swear, too!
Love that girl!

I shall be back.

Warm regards


mystic rose 15 March 2009 at 08:21  

This is lovely. silence.

Talking To My Soul 15 March 2009 at 14:23  


Sorry I took long to reply. But I completely agree with you. The via is a great lady.

Thanks and do return.


Talking To My Soul 15 March 2009 at 14:31  

-->Mystic Rose

Hey thanks dear. Great you liked it.


Poonam J 27 March 2009 at 11:33  

Wow.......beautiful indeed.Silence indeed is pure beauty..I believe silence has the loudest voice.It can be a scream, a conversation that can break your heart, or it can be golden..where nothing needs to be said. Beautifully written.

Talking To My Soul 27 March 2009 at 13:52  


You are right when you say silence has the loudest voice. One can say without saying anything at all.

Thanks, Poonam. So very much.


Pauline 24 April 2009 at 09:12  

Lovely poem!

I like physical silence to rest my body, mind and soul......

I hate emotional silence as it tears people apart; it complicates misunderstandings......

depends on how you judge silence......

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