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Sonnet- Silence - Poem by Edgar Allan Poe

There are some qualities- some incorporate things,
That have a double life, which thus is made
A type of that twin entity which springs
From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade.
There is a two-fold Silence- sea and shore-
Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,
Newly with grass o'ergrown; some solemn graces,
Some human memories and tearful lore,
Render him terrorless: his name's "No More."
He is the corporate Silence: dread him not!
No power hath he of evil in himself;
But should some urgent fate (untimely lot!)
Bring thee to meet his shadow (nameless elf,
That haunteth the lone regions where hath trod
No foot of man,) commend thyself to God!


Comments about Sonnet- Silence by Edgar Allan Poe

  • Rookie Little Boo (4/17/2019 7:52:00 PM)

    Great poem, good thing to try and interpret (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Can you help me (1/25/2018 12:59:00 PM)

    There is a two-fold Silence- sea and shore-
    Body and soul. One dwells in lonely places,

    What does this mean? Thanks
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  • Gold Star - 5,955 Points Mizzy ........ (9/23/2016 3:28:00 PM)

    Superb piece of writing...... (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 66,041 Points * Sunprincess * (9/1/2015 5:49:00 PM)

    ....sso amazing...and incredible ★ (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Julia Golis (1/25/2010 6:01:00 PM)

    One of the best poems ever written! I'd have it projected on to a big screen for it to be in front of me every day of my life....... One dwells in lonely places, some solemn graces, some human memories and tearful lore... - that is where and when we so ofen find ourselves close to God. No one could have said it better! Commend yourself to God... (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Brenda Merritt (8/25/2005 3:29:00 PM)

    Edgar Allan Poe is one of the greatest authors of all time. I love his work that I've read so far. (Report) Reply

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  15. 15. Silence And Stealth Of Days
    Henry Vaughan
  16. 16. Silence
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  17. 17. House Of Silence
    Philip Levine
  18. 18. Silence
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  19. 19. Breaking The Silence
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  20. 20. Silence Is Broken
    Sandra Fowler
  21. 21. A Silence
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  45. 45. My Search For Silence
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  46. 46. Child Of Silence & Slow Time
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  47. 47. Stirring The Silence
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Silence Poems

  1. Silence

    My father used to say, "Superior people never make long visits, have to be shown Longfellow's grave nor the glass flowers at Harvard. Self reliant like the cat -- that takes its prey to privacy, the mouse's limp tail hanging like a shoelace from its mouth -- they sometimes enjoy solitude, and can be robbed of speech by speech which has delighted them. The deepest feeling always shows itself in silence; not in silence, but restraint." Nor was he insincere in saying, "`Make my house your inn'." Inns are not residences.

  2. Aprons Of Silence

    Many things I might have said today. And I kept my mouth shut. So many times I was asked To come and say the same things Everybody was saying, no end To the yes-yes, yes-yes, me-too, me-too. The aprons of silence covered me. A wire and hatch held my tongue. I spit nails into an abyss and listened. I shut off the gable of Jones, Johnson, Smith, All whose names take pages in the city directory. I fixed up a padded cell and lugged it around. I locked myself in and nobody knew it. Only the keeper and the kept in the hoosegow Knew it--on the streets, in the post office, On the cars, into the railroad station Where the caller was calling, "All a-board, All a-board for . . . Blaa-blaa . . . Blaa-blaa, Blaa-blaa . . . and all points northwest . . .all a-board." Here I took along my own hoosegow And did business with my own thoughts. Do you see? It must be the aprons of silence.

  3. After Long Silence

    Speech after long silence; it is right, All other lovers being estranged or dead, Unfriendly lamplight hid under its shade, The curtains drawn upon unfriendly night, That we descant and yet again descant Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song: Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young We loved each other and were ignorant.

  4. Silence

    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 When their eyes roam about the room. And I ask: For the depths, Of what use is language? A beast of the field moans a few times When death takes its young. And we are voiceless in the presence of realities -- We cannot speak. A curious boy asks an old soldier Sitting in front of the grocery store, "How did you lose your leg?" And the old soldier is struck with silence, Or his mind flies away Because he cannot concentrate it on Gettysburg. It comes back jocosely And he says, "A bear bit it off." And the boy wonders, while the old soldier Dumbly, feebly lives over The flashes of guns, the thunder of cannon, The shrieks of the slain, And himself lying on the ground, And the hospital surgeons, the knives, And the long days in bed. But if he could describe it all He would be an artist. But if he were an artist there would be deeper wounds Which he could not describe. There is the silence of a great hatred, And the silence of a great love, And the silence of an embittered friendship. There is the silence of a spiritual crisis, Through which your soul, exquisitely tortured, Comes with visions not to be uttered Into a realm of higher life. There is the silence of defeat. There is the silence of those unjustly punished; And the silence of the dying whose hand Suddenly grips yours. There is the silence between father and son, When the father cannot explain his life, Even though he be misunderstood for it. There is the silence that comes between husband and wife. There is the silence of those who have failed; And the vast silence that covers Broken nations and vanquished leaders. There is the silence of Lincoln, Thinking of the poverty of his youth. And the silence of Napoleon After Waterloo. And the silence of Jeanne d'Arc Saying amid the flames, "Blessed Jesus" -- Revealing in two words all sorrows, all hope. And there is the silence of age, Too full of wisdom for the tongue to utter it In words intelligible to those who have not lived The great range of life. And there is the silence of the dead. If we who are in life cannot speak Of profound experiences, Why do you marvel that the dead Do not tell you of death? Their silence shall be interpreted As we approach them.

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