Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


'Drink From The River Of Silence' - Poem by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

Visit this river, this silent river of life
See its secrets hidden in the deepest bottom
Measure its height, its width and breadth
And know that you are before a river of silence
So deep, so wide, so high - beyond measure,
A river of silence it is within the bells of time
Even as it empties itself to a far-flung ocean.

Drink from this river the water of life
Refresh your thirst for love, hope and faith
Wash your hands from the blood of violence
Fill your tongue by the honey from this water
Transforming fiery words to soothing words
Of comfort; bathe yourself, put on new clothes!
And only then, you can sing your song of joy.


Comments about 'Drink From The River Of Silence' by Elizabeth Padillo Olesen

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (8/2/2013 4:42:00 AM)

    Thanks, dear Thomas and Kelvin for your good and positive remarks. (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Kelvin Owusu (6/17/2013 12:58:00 AM)

    like the positive outlook would like to drink from the river of silence (Report)Reply

    1 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, June 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 15, 2013


[Report Error]