Edgar Lee Masters

Kansas / United States
Edgar Lee Masters
Kansas / United States
Saturday, January 4, 2003

Silence Comments

Rating: 3.6
I have known the silence of the stars and of the sea,
And the silence of the city when it pauses,
And the silence of a man and a maid,
And the silence of the sick


Hugh G Rection 09 December 2020
Oh, but if he were an artist, there would be deeper wounds which he could NOT describe.
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hugh ganus 09 June 2020
awesome writing
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Paresh Chakra 01 December 2018
This poem is very thoughtful poem
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MIZZY............. 15 March 2018
I LOVE THIS POEM! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Damian Cranney 19 June 2017
What a great poem, about life, a true understanding of the human condition and the events of time, I think this poem has made me understand and about writing free verse no rhyme just wisdom.
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Sally Plumb Plumb 04 April 2016
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Christopher Correia 24 March 2016
amen! is all that comes to mind after reading this profound thought....what a great observational thought stream captured by a very bright man, and excellent poet....a tribute to the limitless possibilities of words, searing silence....profound beyond description...joy to read
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Kenneth Maswabi 02 March 2015
Wow! i am touched by the silence.Thank you.
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Obed Souza 06 April 2009
I Just love it! Silence can be so revealing and expresses so many things!
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Carla Detrie 12 October 2007
I read this poem in high school - quite some time ago - and it has always been with me. A beautiful poem with so very much to say even today. A Classic.
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Matthew Brown 15 November 2006
I have spent an hour looking for this online. It first came to my attention in a very old volume of poetry but i could not remember when or where i had read it.The Poem, for me, goes far beyond anything i could describe and if Mr.Masters had not written anything else..this would have been good enough for me..thank you for being here for me PoemHunter.com...I am delighted with your service AND FREE! ! ! HOW GOOD.............. MATTHEW F BROWN
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