Unheard Whispers

In the realm of hushed whispers and unspoken sighs,
Where language fades, and silence takes the skies,
Lies a world unseen, yet deeply felt,
Where absence and emptiness quietly melt.

For there is power in what remains unsaid,
In the gaps between words, where meanings spread,
In the unspoken pauses, where stories reside,
A symphony of longing and mystery collide.

Delve into the silence, where secrets hide,
In the spaces unknown, where emotions reside,
The language of the heart, a tender plea,
Expressed through gestures and memories set free.

In the gaps of communication, untold tales unfold,
Desires ignite, mysteries waiting to be told,
Absence holds a voice, sorrow's mournful call,
In the hollow echoes, memories stand tall.

In the depths of silence, truths emerge,
In the pauses and voids, where mysteries surge,
For within these spaces, unseen and profound,
Whispers of the soul's yearnings can be found.

So let us honor the unspoken, the in-between,
Where souls converge, and meanings convene,
In the realm of silence, where secrets unfurl,
Mysteries whisper and dance, a captivating swirl.
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Written on June 05, 2023

Submitted by oliviaritota on June 05, 2023

1:02 min read

Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,107
Words 205
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4

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  • luisestable1
    The four-line stanza goes quite well with the rhyming couplet and there is a good abundance of poetic verses in this. but the real cause of the whole situation is not exposed in the poem as far as one can easily tell, but the poem as a whole is good and deserves its wining status.
    Good read! 
    LikeReply4 months ago
  • CarmiPhilander
    Your poem greatly reminds me of one of my own, which promotes the silence and asks readers to savour it instead of trying to break it. Nice work.
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • Philipo
    Fine rendition. Congrats.
    LikeReply5 months ago
  • Marwan17
    I’ve been looking for this poem for an hour because I remember reading it a while back and it was so amazing I had to find it again
    LikeReply7 months ago
  • npirandy
    Congratulations on a well-deserved win. You have talent that you need to continue to share. I look forward to your next entry.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • Slick222
    It sounds like a lot of peoples poems all together but put in your own words. Maybe even a feeling from life or reading others poetry. Never the less, awesome job!
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • Lebutler50
    I ❤️ this poem because of its spoken facts of whispering and how people sometimes can’t hear our whispers because it’s our thoughts. Just my pov.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • ABP57
    Your poem is a mastery of language in which the rhythm and meter are succinct and the rhyme exquisite. Its lyrical resonance conveys with pith and deft writing how the evasive meaning that emerges between our words, is more profound than the most sublime command of their arrangements . Your words so artfully arranged only point to something much more esoteric and profound, and something we all aspire to from our most innocent wanderlust to our most soulful quest in search of what it means to be alive. I will also mention that the lyricism has an inviting delicacy to it that draws you gently and into its praiseworthy and most original gravitas.

    I participate in poetry.com to renew my faith in the written word, that postmodern media and technology seem to be tearing down. Keep up the amazing work.
    LikeReply 211 months ago
  • Vixility
    Excellent write! This piece was among my favorites: the language is eloquent and the rhythmic cadence perfect, not to mention the uniqueness of the subject matter. In content, it immediately reminded me of American Transcendentalist, Christopher Pearce Cranch's poem, "Enosis"; and Russian poet, Fyodor Tyutchev's poem, "Silentium".

    Excellent work. Well deserved win.
    LikeReply11 months ago
  • lovingempath
    Beautiful Olivia! Congratulations!
    LikeReply 111 months ago
  • Risingwerdz
    The way this poem is worded, I am brought to realize that nothing brings absolute value to something.
    LikeReply 111 months ago
  • FLi
    I admire how it beautifully conveys the unspeakable meaning of what I consider - "A silence that screams a thousand words!"
    LikeReply 111 months ago
  • LinYoest
    This poem brings to mind the truism that sometimes what we leave unsaid is heard more clearly than all our other words.
    LikeReply 111 months ago
  • jimmyl.11861
    Powerful imagery, excellent rhyme scheme. Very well done!
    LikeReply 111 months ago


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