Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

The Art Of Words - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

words form
only part
of the message

subtle body language



Eastern Western
communication styles
are vastly different

as a poet I to may love
long quiet moments
own meditation silence

I also am suspicious of words
when the soul rings hollow
when eyes lie before my face

I also am more concerned
with purity of actions
I know many lack discipline

not understanding importance
of personal family honour
keeping word integrity prime

we believe in using silence
as a way of communicating
when deception is detected

why confront with knowledge
what perceived cannot admit
what weak souls hide from self

sometimes it is better
to talk too little
than to talk too much

take special note
of the pauses
between words

the thinking mind
strives for truth
nobility heartfelt

or a mask to fence behind

the mind that does not
seek to know itself
before important actions

decisions are made
is impetuous
lacking judgement

less talk
longer periods
of silence

use the strength
of silence
to unravel truth

the silence
which disturbs
a strategy

of deception
may unnerve
the deceitful

silence can be
unspoken agreement
a respectful sign

it might mean
something unpleasant
is better unsaid

saving face
a mercy given
manners refined

listen to silence
learn the power
the harmony of nature

Copyright © Terence George Craddock

Comments about The Art Of Words by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

  • Miroslava Odalovic (8/17/2010 5:06:00 PM)

    This is the deepest insight on silence I've read so far or ever before. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 2, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, April 18, 2011

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