The Complexities Of Silence

Artist: Unknown

GIFT

    You tell me that silence

is nearer to peace than poems

but if for my gift

I brought you silence

(for I know silence)

you would say

     This is not silence

this is another poem

and you would hand it back to me.

-Leonard Cohen | Stranger Music

I think that perhaps silence lives and moves differently within each of us, becoming a manifestation of peace for some, whereas for others it comes in the guise of things left unsaid; and there are moments when its volume can be immobilizing. Silence is a complex absence of sound.  -tM