Tag Archives: Silence

Silence: Thomas Hardy

That man’s silence is wonderful to listen to. Thomas Hardy Under the Greenwood Tree ch. 14 The image is copyright: ollyy via Shutterstock Advertisements

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Heaven – Haven: Gerard Manley Hopkins

I have desired to go Where springs not fail, To fields where flies no sharp and sided hail And a few lilies blow. And I have asked to be Where no storms come, Where the green swell is in the … Continue reading

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Silence and Wisdom: Lincoln

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool, than to speak out and remove all doubt. Abraham Lincoln 1809-65 The illustration is by dundanim via Shutterstock

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Music is the silence between the notes. Daniel Barenboim The images is Measures 1–9 of Fuga a 3 voci, BWV 847 by J.S. Bach (The Well-Tempered Clavier) from Wikimedia.

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I built my hut in a zone of human habitation Yet near me there sounds no noise of horse or coach, Would you know how that is possible? A heart that is distant creates a wilderness round it. I pluck … Continue reading

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