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Sounds of Silence

Sounds of Silence

written by: Aparna Reddy



Sounds of silence
wading through
a tangled mind,
tranquility found
when eyes rest

thoughts nestle
in a colored web
past’s pale pulse
speeds up- overpass
the distance shrinks

moored between
past and present
the silent stillness,
pulsating memories
dissolve the seams

thoughts conjure
a blissful collage:
placid silhouettes,
ceaseless gazes,
and a raging storm



Most of my poems come from contemplation. Silence is a beautiful canvas where memories can brush silent portraits, words blend quietly and feelings come alive. We may think about ‘silence’ as being ‘quiet and still’ but silence can bring images and thoughts to the forefront. We can hear the unheard. As Wordsworth said, “recollection in tranquility” can bring many such joyful moments alive. We all need that calming of the mind to contemplate on some happy moments in this pandemic.

Aparna Reddy

Aparna Reddy

Aparna Reddy is an educator and poet, based in California, USA. Writing poetry is her hobby and she enjoys writing in verse anything that touches her heart. As a busy professional and mother, writing poetry has helped her in meditating and relaxing. She believes reading and writing poetry is cathartic. She thinks contemplation is a great exercise for the mind: It connects the intangible mind with the tangible outside world. This connection, if genuine can produce great insights about our lives and the world around us. Some of her poems have been published in online literary magazines such as Muse India and Spillwords Press.
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