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Poems - Visions, Dreams, Meditations -
1. Silence

 

If you have nothing to say, then say nothing;
If you don't know what to do, then do nothing;
If you have nowhere to go, then sit here;
Why is it that of nothing we all fear?

All around and all through, ceaseless noise
Naturally the passing of time destroys
Busy people I see
Silence they all flee.

Why is it that we chatter, bang and clank
All the time, asleep, awake, and when we thank
Prayers said aloud
Have ear of God.

All of us will have a moment or two
When we have nothing to say, nothing to do
Beware of silence
Awaken your defense.

For in silence we see our wounds with much fear
And in silence no-one to talk, none will hear
Silence heals
Cause it feels.

And not long through the silent journey of our soul
Our awareness awakens to the silent voice of our whole
The chair speaks
Even for weeks.

Our awareness sharpens, no longer in desperation
Our minds and hearts resonate to soul's inspiration
Magical visions
Make decisions.

Then we break through to the center of our being
Communicate with self, hear, sense see without seeing
I long to be
I see me;

And through me I see you, and through you I see me
O what joy it is to be, me and you, you and me
Even though
I just know
Into the silence I go.

Shahriar Shahriari
Vancouver, Canada
March 8, 1997


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