Bharati Nayak


I Speak Not - Poem by Bharati Nayak

I speak not
As I feel
Speaking is not essential
Silence speaks for itself
Even eyes speak
Speak thousand words my quivering lips
Unsaid words travel million miles
Sun speaks
Moon speaks
Speaks the thunderstorm
When hearts meet
Mouth says no words
Only the closeness knows
How louder is the heart
When it beats
Beating the loudness of sea-roars.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about I Speak Not by Bharati Nayak

  • Riza Braholli (6/27/2018 8:56:00 AM)


    a beautiful poem for quietness. Congratulations to the poet (Report) Reply

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  • The Poet Poet (6/21/2018 2:17:00 PM)


    once a poet wrote
    I speak not
    I hear not
    as both speech and hearing are NOT
    so it appears not
    or does it NOT
    we all reading each other is naught
    is it then not
    ALL not
    OR better still NAUGHT
    (Report) Reply

  • (6/9/2018 10:04:00 AM)


    Short and sweet.In a few words the poet manages to express a lot. (Report) Reply

    (6/16/2018 12:19:00 AM)

    Thank you Chinmaya for your appreciation of the poem`.

  • (5/25/2018 5:24:00 AM)


    The poem is very heart touching. (Report) Reply

    (5/26/2018 5:16:00 AM)

    Thank you Poetess Rashmirekha Dash for reading and appreciating this poem.Hope you will read more of my poems and give your valuable opinion.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/21/2018 6:46:00 AM)


    In the succeeding lines you say; sun speaks, moon speaks, and thunderstorm speaks! Your intention is very clearly reflected here that how we understand things that matters! This is just a poem of 16 lines so immaculately penned! It has the power to go all the way! I find pleasure reading it time and again! (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (5/21/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    Thank you poet Dr. Dillip K Swain for your appreciation of this poem.I am happy that this simple poem is liked by poets like you.

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/21/2018 6:45:00 AM)


    In a single word we call ‘reticence’ which is a kind of nonverbal behavior of communication may be one-sided but it can be understood from signs and gestures! You have very well expressed it through some parts of body like ‘eyes’, ‘quivering lips’ among others that are instrumental in transporting unsaid words million miles! (Part II) (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (5/21/2018 6:45:00 AM)


    I feel delighted to dive deep into the content of this beautiful poem! Let me just take out first four lines of your poem….I speak not/As I feel/Speaking is not essential/Silence speaks for itself! What a magnetic expression it is! (Part I) (Report) Reply

  • The Poet Poet (5/6/2018 11:38:00 AM)


    SPEAK NOT
    BUT DON'T SAY READ NOT
    ..........................................HAVE YOU EVER read me
    poetree MISS
    (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (5/6/2018 12:32:00 PM)

    Thank you Poet Poet.Yes, I have read many of your poems.Though I can not possibly Speak on all poems I read, I like many of them.You have a big reservoir of poems that flow naturally.You are
    certainly growing big like an Oak tree.

  • (4/17/2018 6:32:00 AM)


    The real feelings written in words- - BECAME A POEM. (Report) Reply

    (4/17/2018 8:30:00 AM)

    Thank you Mirabai Pani for reading and giving your comment on my poem.

  • Robert Murray Smith (4/15/2018 11:19:00 PM)


    Communication comes in many forms as do poems. (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (4/16/2018 12:02:00 AM)

    My hearty thanks to you Sir, Robert Murray Smith for coming back to Poet Hunter Site.We are glad to see you.

  • (4/12/2018 6:01:00 AM)


    a very interesting poem Bharati, When our heart beats so loud it has to be heard, thank you I enjoyed reading your poem Alan (Report) Reply

    Bharati Nayak (4/12/2018 8:46:00 AM)

    Thank you Alan Brown for reading and commenting on my poem.I have read many of your poems which are of great depth and with lovely rhyme.I will come to comment on them.

  • (4/9/2018 1:40:00 PM)


    enjoyed reading your poem Bharati. thank you Alan (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (3/30/2018 8:13:00 PM)


    Sometimes I feel speaking is essential.When you feel grateful, speak it.Make your gratitude known to them.I specially thanks all the readers who love to read my poems and give their comments on my poems.Thank you Samanyan Laxminarayanan, Devanshu Patel, Subhas Chandra Chakra and Dr. Dillip K Swain, Muzahiddul Reza, Jez Brul, Tom All port, Mihaela Pirjol, Dr.Sada Bihari Sahu, Nasarudheen Parameswaram, Bri Edwards, O Poet Me Poety and Ranjan Kumar Ghosh for your beautiful words. (Report) Reply

  • (3/30/2018 8:57:00 AM)


    lovely..simple and nice (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (3/26/2018 1:42:00 PM)


    A magnificent poem that speaks amazingly about words unspoken. (Report) Reply

  • Devanshu Patel (3/21/2018 2:11:00 PM)


    Wonderful...its really a mind blowing piece... that speaks itself how awesome it is! (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (3/4/2018 2:18:00 AM)


    I am extremely delighted to learn this! it's a well deserved poem to be among best 500 member poems! Many congratulation! (Report) Reply

  • Bharati Nayak (2/26/2018 10:09:00 PM)


    Thank you Muzahidul Reza, Dr.Dillip Kumar Swain, Jez Brul, Tom Aliport and Ranjan Kumar Ghosh for your wonderful comments.I did not know that this poem is so liked by readers.Only recently I discovered that it is one of the top 500 poems by Member poets.Perhaps it my fulfilment as a poet and a reward I cherish most. (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (2/24/2018 3:35:00 AM)


    When situations / conditions / positions are clear, these all speak, spoken being on those as you said, when hearts meet, mouth says no words,
    Excellently, poetically, wisely penned, thanks for sharing the poem with us, +++++++++++ 10
    (Report) Reply

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/19/2018 11:18:00 PM)


    A unique poem! Reticence speaks volumes! ....When hearts meet/Mouth says no words/Only the closeness knows/How louder is the heart....I get a lot of pleasure in reading it again and again! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 2, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, March 2, 2015


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