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thinkALONG! 17 May

A TUESDAY FEATURE

host: Muskaan Ahuja


“Have you ever heard the wonderful silence just before the dawn? Or the quiet and calm just as a storm ends? Or perhaps you know the silence when you haven't the answer to a question you've been asked, or the hush of a country road at night, or the expectant pause of a room full of people when someone is just about to speak, or, most beautiful of all, the moment after the door closes and you're alone in the whole house? Each one is different, you know, and all very beautiful if you listen carefully.”


― Norton Juster



Today, write a haiku that SHOWS the silence without literally using the word 'silence' itself.

Use punctuation to show it and invite us into YOUR poem and pin us there!!


Before I part, think ALONG this line: 'If there is magic on this planet, it is contained in silence.'

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Marcie Wessels
Marcie Wessels
May 23, 2022

summer school blacktop empty of children

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joan leotta
joan leotta
May 22, 2022

These are beautiful!

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Kala Ramesh
Kala Ramesh
May 17, 2022

Beautiful, Muskaan.

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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
May 17, 2022

.yes, there is so much of beauty in the hidden silence.


death ...

a black feather

in my balcony

.

meditation hall

the lingering fragrance

of sandal incense

.


eyes meet

each other's face

ICU waiting hall

.


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lakshmi iyer
lakshmi iyer
May 19, 2022
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Thank much!

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
May 17, 2022

Revised:


still waters—

a raft floating

around the street


Original:


deserted afternoon—

a raft floating

around the street


Feedbacks please :)

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Daipayan  Nair
Daipayan Nair
May 22, 2022
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Thanks, Muskaan. I have updated the post with the revised version...

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