Rahman Henry

Gold Star - 33,930 Points (14 January 1970 / Natore, Bangladesh.)

Your Silence - Poem by Rahman Henry

'It's possible to compose a poem with more quietness than the silence of yours.'

Beneath this title
My desires are eager to draw
A sign of full pause.

Topic(s) of this poem: disappointment, love and loss, pain, silence

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Your Silence by Rahman Henry

  • Daniel Brick (9/8/2015 9:50:00 AM)


    Despite it's brevity this poem suggests many things. First, your willingness to join the silence and fall silent after the third line. And this means you must suppress desires. Desires are usually eager to be fulfilled, expressed, satisfied, but you have channeled yours to a FULL PAUSE. That's the second surprise: that the eagerness of desire is restrained. What comes through in this poem for me is the generosity of the speaker to stop speaking because the other person needs silence. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, September 7, 2015

Poem Edited: Monday, September 7, 2015


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