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ECHOES OF SILENCE

written by: Dilip Mohapatra

@dilipmo

 

The soft silence
of the pollens falling on
butterflies wings
bounces back from
your reticent eyes
and hits mine placidly.

The satiny silence
of the thunder-less
clouds cuddling each other
reflects on
your speechless skin
and caresses mine mutely.

The svelte silence
pulsating with the heartbeats
of the velvety nights
linger on
your sealed lips
and robs me of my sounds.

The seductive silence
of a genteel breeze
whispering sweet nothings
changes tack
and touches your quiet breath
and mine asymptotically.

The slender silence
of the raindrops
sliding down the slopes
resounds and jounces
in the tranquility of your ears
and reverts to deafen mine.

All contagious silences
your silence
my silence
the silences of the world
and the Supreme silence
ricocheting on one another
reverberate
and resonate
in an endless solitude
a timeless bliss.

Dilip Mohapatra

Dilip Mohapatra

MAY 2017 / JAN-FEB 2019 AUTHOR OF THE MONTH at Spillwords.com
Dilip Mohapatra (b.1950), a decorated Navy Veteran started writing poems since the seventies. His initial foray into the world of literature was through poetry workshops in college and inspirations from his teacher Jayanta Mahapatra, an acclaimed poet in contemporary English. His poems have appeared in many literary journals of repute and anthologies worldwide. Some of his poems are included in the World Poetry Yearbook, 2013 and 2014 Editions. He has six poetry collections to his credit published by Authorspress, the latest being Dewdrops of Dawns, which has received raving reviews in multiple literary journals globally.
Currently his latest, a Professional book titled Campus to Corporate which is a career navigation manual for the students aspiring for a successful corporate career and for newcomers to the industry to survive and succeed has become a best seller with more than 10000 copies sold.
He lives with his wife at Pune, India.
Dilip Mohapatra

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