What Does Silence Know?


A “Deeper Wisdom” Poem

What Does Silence Know?

That bite of tongue can be so wise,

the loudness of heartbeats and sighs,

the blossom of creative tries;

this, does silence know.

That loneliness can be profound,

there’s peace away from things that pound,

God-whispers are a soothing sound;

this, does silence know.


I came across a poetry challenge posted on Today’s Little Ditty, founded by Michelle Heidenrich Barnes. She interviewed Joyce Sidman, who challenged readers to write a “deeper wisdom” poem. I’ve had an empty house with no one around the past few days, so silence asked me to write about her!

Woman in boat image from Pexels-Art House Studio

2 thoughts on “What Does Silence Know?

    • Rose of Sharon October 21, 2022 / 4:39 pm

      I appreciate your feedback Tom. Thanks for taking the time to read and respond.
      Blessings to you and your loved ones.

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