The sound of silence

Royston 1946 (Reading)



Not a single word was spoken
neither was any music played.
The silence remained unbroken
and no audible sound was made.

All the angels held back their breath
their awesome silence could be heard.
For it was the silence of death
and no one dared to speak a word.

It lasted almost half an hour
this potent silence in heaven
pending the terrible power
of the mighty sealed up seven.

Then heaven’s silence was broken
as the loud trumpets announced
that the seals were to be opened
and the judgment of God pronounced
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Submitted by royston on April 16, 2021

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB CDCD EAEA AFXF
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 498
Words 93
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4

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