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The True Voice Beneath the Others

July 14, 2011
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran


The oracle predicted doom
The rebel spoke of lies
The quivering lips prefaced teardrops
Dropping from the eyes
The bishop mumbled ‘heresy’
The prophet shouted ‘truth’
The beggar lamenting all the while
Whistling through his missing tooth
The fire foretold ashes
The storm suggested rain
The cough, so quiet, hinted at
Long nights of sweat and pain

But your face, that blossom,
And the radiance thereof
I saw your face
And heard it speak
So quietly
Of love


The author's comments:
There are always so many voices around us, and it's so easy for us to listen to them. But once the ears perceive a truer voice than all the rest, the others will simply shrink away in comparison.

I know this is not quite a sonnet, but oh well.

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leafy said...
on Dec. 22 2011 at 11:07 am
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

My eyes well up, not it sadness, but in the joy of so great a feast I have finally encountered. Your words do not quench my thirst – instead I crave more, and must delicately sip and chew more of your craft.

on Aug. 14 2011 at 1:26 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

You can plead your fondness, at least now it makes more sense.  At the time I thought you just got it out of nowhere.  PLEAD! :D

on Aug. 14 2011 at 10:15 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Again, can I plead fondness for Kimya Dawson's "tireswing?"

on Aug. 13 2011 at 8:52 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

What on earth gave you the inspiration to come up with Tireswinger?  You can't blame me for laughing.  Ok, I guess you can call me Liz or make up a nickname off of that.

on Aug. 13 2011 at 6:28 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Okay, okay. Go ahead, make fun of the bad nickname-maker. :)

I'll do my best to please your majesty.


on Aug. 13 2011 at 12:42 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!! I literally fell out of my chair laughing.  Really?  Tireswinger?!  Ok I'll give you some direction, I like Hazel because that's my eye color and I like Lorax but I don't really want either to be my nickname.  Can you work off of them?

on Aug. 11 2011 at 10:01 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Oh, erm, I'll have to ask you to promptly lower your expectations. :) I'm an all right poet, but nicknaming isn't really my thing. I name things from first impressions and from traces of what I know of the subject. How about something simple... Nevah, Hazel, Tireswinger, or Lorax? I know they're not great. :)

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:56 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Think long and hard, it's rather unfair because I have such high expectations of you ;) JK.  I just want to see what you think of.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:54 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

It's a deal, I'll give it a good think.

on Aug. 10 2011 at 1:16 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Hmm I'm rather curious to see what'd you come up for a nickname for me.  How about this, you propose some nicknames and if I don't like any of them I'll give you something to call me, deal?

on Aug. 10 2011 at 9:54 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Of course you can, Stargirl. It is with delight that I hand my words over to you.

Yes, yes, indeed, savetheplanet! We don't want to leave them out, that wouldn't be cricket. Is there anything I can call you besides savetheplanet? If not, I shall have to come up with a fitting nickname.


on Aug. 9 2011 at 10:24 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Or queens!

on Aug. 9 2011 at 7:18 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
44 articles 16 photos 2216 comments

Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

(Oh my gosh, that was my most favorite comment of yours ever! Mayn't I quote you on that, Raven?)

on Aug. 9 2011 at 7:10 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, "thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.

on Aug. 9 2011 at 6:13 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

And I am honored to have been part of your moment, O High Raven!

on Aug. 9 2011 at 11:22 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Oh, good! The Raven has his proud moments, and one would be now.

on Aug. 8 2011 at 9:28 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Sigh, I do believe that most of my tagged favorited articles are written by you. :D I liked the different "voices".

on Jul. 24 2011 at 7:43 pm
Boosflash DIAMOND, Jacksonville, Florida
55 articles 0 photos 2066 comments

Favorite Quote:
Get, Got, Gotten.

hmm...it seems life has cheated you captain. though i am in lovement of your workage.

on Jul. 23 2011 at 10:52 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Much thanks, oh timeless one. I only work for your approval...

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Jul. 22 2011 at 8:33 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

Sometimes I don't know how to thank you either.


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