Barry Middleton

A Silent God - Poem by Barry Middleton

if ever he did speak in words
for long he has been mute

and yet there is a whispered wind
that I cannot dispute

for hints of sacred stars anoint
the silence of the breeze

as if a lesson I must learn
stirs here beneath the trees

the blue of sky reflects the sea
in nurturing the view

the trees cast shadows on the lawn
to bless the world anew

at sunset silent ghosts emerge
a footstep on the stair

perhaps a quiet god may walk
with darkness unaware

Topic(s) of this poem: god

Comments about A Silent God by Barry Middleton

  • Norah Tunney (4/4/2016 7:24:00 AM)

    Exquisite Frank
    This sent shivers up my spine
    It so expresses the mystery that is God for me
    Thank you
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  • Anita Khelawan (2/16/2016 9:59:00 AM)

    thanks for sharing this poem it was well received and penned... i send my regards to the poet. (Report) Reply

  • Nosheen Irfan (2/5/2016 12:37:00 AM)

    Powerful imagery. There are signs of God's presence around us. You have expressed it well. (Report) Reply

    Barry Middleton (3/27/2016 4:53:00 PM)

    Darkness is unaware of the presence of God that is all around us no matter what happens. I have been listening to the news today about the tragedy in Lahore. God save us from terrorism. I hope you are OK and will watch for your work on PH.

  • Dimitrios Galanis (2/2/2016 9:34:00 AM)

    In the thousands of years to come
    humans will not them allow
    lead evolution's claimed harness up.
    No fear therefore to become our dauphins.*
    Transformed into poem a description
    of Patrick Leigh Fermor, to be found in
    paddy's-world-transcript-of John Julius Norwich
    *verse invented thanks to comment of Barry Middleton
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  • Margaret O Driscoll (1/30/2016 4:09:00 PM)

    So deep and spiritual (Report) Reply

  • Pamela Sinicrope (1/29/2016 2:38:00 PM)

    A silent God? I suppose he can be easily sensed when we're involved in quiet reflection and observation of nature and the world in our ordinary life. Nice expression here. (Report) Reply

  • Dimitrios Galanis (1/28/2016 1:16:00 PM)

    I like your poesy, dear Barry.Glad to see here Fabrio adressing you to participate in the next effort of the group.
    It happened just by chance to fall upon your poems.Glad to.
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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/27/2016 10:40:00 AM)

    Barry, Hi!

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    if so, just LET ME KNOW


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  • Fabrizio Frosini (1/27/2016 10:40:00 AM)

    As Oxfam says, the 'explosion' in the wealth of the super-rich has come at the expense of the majority and particularly the poorest people. A key trend is the falling share of national income going to workers in almost all developed and most developing countries. And the majority of low paid workers around the world are women. Tax havens, used by the rich and multinational companies, are fuelling economic inequality and preventing hundreds of millions of people lifting themselves out of poverty. In such a context, hundreds of millions of people go hungry while resources that could be used to help them are sucked up by those at the top of the wealth-piramid.

    To reverse all above:
    - workers have to be paid a living wage;
    - the gap with executive rewards to be narrowed;
    - end to the gender pay gap;
    - compensation for unpaid care;
    - promotion of equal land and inheritance rights for women (in many parts of the world women have no rights!) :
    - governments have to take action on lobbying;
    - reducing the price of medicines;
    - taxing wealth rather than consumption;
    - using progressive public spending to tackle inequality.
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Poem Edited: Monday, September 19, 2016

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