poet Billy Collins

Billy Collins

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Silence

There is the sudden silence of the crowd
above a player not moving on the field,
and the silence of the orchid.
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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (11/7/2019 3:16:00 AM)

    like snow falling in the darkness of the house—
    the silence before I wrote a word
    and the poorer silence now... interesting thoughts on silence. tony

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  • Bijay Kant Dubey (10/25/2019 1:39:00 AM)

    A little bit different from Pope's Ode on Solitude, it clutches in a handful of silence scattering from the stars under the moonshine sometimes, sometimes felt in the orchards and when marking how the things are, how do they exist?

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  • Dr Tony BrahminDr Tony Brahmin (7/8/2019 12:32:00 PM)

    The silence of the falling vase
    before it strikes the floor,
    the silence of the belt when it is not striking the child. OHH this is a very fine meditation. Silence in my mind, in your mind, in our experiences. tony

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (1/16/2019 11:02:00 PM)

    A word of thanks to Annette Potgieter, for her wonderful comment; ... ' I wish to believe that silence is a language the silent understand.' Claps....

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  • Khairul AhsanKhairul Ahsan (1/16/2019 10:58:00 PM)

    'And there is the silence of this morning
    which I have broken with my pen,
    a silence that had piled up all night' - wonderfully said, and I can myself relate to it. Silence is required for creativity.

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/16/2019 6:15:00 PM)

    And there is the silence of this morning
    which I have broken with my pen,
    a silence that had piled up all night

    Great piece by Billy Collins................

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  • Rose Marie Juan-austinRose Marie Juan-austin (1/16/2019 2:18:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem.
    It is in silence that we could create a beautiful thought.

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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/16/2019 12:04:00 PM)

    The silence! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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  • yazeso (1/16/2019 9:50:00 AM)

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  • Savita TyagiSavita Tyagi (1/16/2019 9:36:00 AM)

    Marvelous poem. The dull silence of mind before a thought worthwhile sprouts.......

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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/16/2019 9:29:00 AM)

    The twists, turns the sweet flow and nice rhythm of the poem gives a soothing feeling. A wonderful poem that i like to read again and again. Thanks for posting.

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  • Glen KappyGlen Kappy (1/16/2019 7:04:00 AM)

    my first time reading this one by billy. as usual he satisfies my imagination with his descriptions (for me the first two lines are most striking) . and i resonate with his last line—silence is precious when we find it, enter it, from all the noise in the world. -gk

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  • Adrian FlettAdrian Flett (1/16/2019 3:28:00 AM)

    The build and pressure, of its expectation, that demands expression by the poet.

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  • Prabir GayenPrabir Gayen (1/16/2019 3:28:00 AM)

    like snow falling in the darkness of the house—
    the silence before I wrote a word
    and the poorer silence now......fine expression

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  • Ratnakar Mandlik (1/16/2019 12:56:00 AM)

    Different manifestations of silence and the things that can be perceived in each instance unveiled wonderfully. Thanks for sharing.10 points.

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/16/2019 12:31:00 AM)

    silence from the material to immaterial
    silence is mystic form of the realistic learning//// beautiful poem

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  • P. MasonP. Mason (12/20/2016 8:25:00 PM)

    I rather like this, there is a darkness about it that fit me tonight.

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  • G. Akanji OlaniyiG. Akanji Olaniyi (12/19/2015 1:19:00 AM)

    Silence is an artistic practice and form.............it is even the noisiest form of art. Tfs! ! ! !

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  • Kelly KurtKelly Kurt (4/24/2015 12:50:00 PM)

    Silence is one of my favorite topics and you did it justice here, Billy. Thanks for sharing
    Peace

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