Silences


Some truths are best left
Beautifully unsaid.

Truths untold
do not un-become.
I speak
through silences too.

Listen.

– Dinesh

An English translation of my previous Tamil post. Consider this poem my way of excusing myself for the long silence on my blog, if you will.

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9 Responses to “Silences”
  1. dandylion28 says:

    So true, somethings are better left unsaid.
    Good poem:)

  2. Shara says:

    I like the premise. I just need to ask a question. In the part,
    Truths untold
    do not un-become.
    Did you mean to say what’s there, which is that truths, whether mentioned are not, remain in existence? (The use of “un” twice creates the double negative, effectively saying that truth left quiet does not unbecome, or stop existing.) Or did you mean Truths “told” do not un-become, meaning that we should keep quiet so that we do not regret bringing into existence what we cannot erase. Just trying to clarify.

    This is powerful, with each word weighing heavily into the thought due to the brevity of the piece. (Thus the only reason I was asking.) Either way, the poem speaks well of the forethought needed in interacting with others. Well played.

    • Hi Shara,
      I did indeed mean to say that truths remain truths whether or not they are told. Now that you point it out, I could perhaps have put this in a better way and been clearer, but I was trying to be loyal to the Tamil poem of mine of which this was a translation.

      I think your reading of the poem is based on the “Truths told do not un-become” interpretation, which is why, for you, the focus is on the forethought needed etc. For me, the poem is not so much a warning as a plea to understand what I do not say out loud.. Either way, I’m glad the poem works for you in some way!

      Thank for visiting!

  3. Like the revamped blog. Publish more, i mean the non-image processing stuff🙂

  4. Jingle says:

    wise words, well done…

    check us out, link it to poets rally today.🙂

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