Author: Bragi PM
A Shakespearian sonnet on the too-much-neglected value of silence. Please do not read aloud.Rated: Fiction K - English - Poetry - Words: 106 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 04-24-06 - id: 2161032
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By Kaitlyn Grissom
If talk and chatter doth one's knowledge prove
Then call me ignorant, for I am wont
Of silence, which above all else I love,
And find thy noise too harsh, thy speech too blunt.
Compulsory complaints and "How d'you do's"
Pollute the mind with scant frivolities.
The reflex recitations that we use
Are empty words and petty courtesies.
Imagine if th'unnecessary words
We needn't say, were quietly understood,
And only the outstanding thoughts were heard,
Then surely this would do the world good.
Beware of chatter, and for silence' sake
Let only worthy words that silence break.