"All Music is Only the Sound of His Laughter"

The Sweet Sounds of Silence

 “Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard

Are sweeter;”

 

Yes, after that post about that beautiful photograph I have been reading a bit of John Keats  off and on. And perhaps I may still do a sequel post about the film, Bright Star.

But for some reason, today these beautiful lines from Keats’ poem ” Ode on a Grecian Urn” made me think of a sweet melodious song…yes, from an old Hindi film.


Composition by Hemant Kumar, Singer: Lata Mangeshkar

Listen. Listen to the Silence.
Silence of the Heart. Listen carefully.

Not easy. Not easy at all. But this is what we must do.
If we really want to know.

The Sounds of Silence. The Sounds of the Heart.
Sweet. Melodious. Gentle. Calm. Blissful. Peaceful.

And yes, Silent. Can almost go Unheard.
Meant for the hearts attuned to hear the silences.

But what of those Sweet Unheard Melodies, you say?

Sing them. Sing them to the Sweet Silence Within.

Like a Silent Prayer.
A Prayer for Someone Far Away.

A Silent Wish. A Silent Dream.
A Silent Hope. A Silent Love.


Photo by Anna Hurtig


What does the Silence say?
Kuch bhi nahin….May be Nothing at All.
Or is it that I am not Silent Enough?
Be Still. Very Still.
May the Silent Prayer reach Across the Sea.
Sea of Tumultuous Passions. Sea of Serene Silences.


 

 
 
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