Echoes Of Silence

by Dilip Mohapatra (July 2014)

The soft silence
of the pollens falling on
butterfly wings

bounces back from
your reticent eyes
and hits mine placidly.

The satiny silence
of the thunderless
clouds cuddling each other

reflects on
your speechless skin
and caresses mine mutely.

The svelte silence
pulsating with the heartbeats
of the velvety nights
linger on

your sealed lips
and robs me of my sounds.

The seductive silence
of a genteel breeze
whispering sweet nothings

changes tack
and touches your quiet breath
and mine asymptotically.

The slender silence
of the raindrops
sliding down the slopes

resounds and jounces
in the tranquillity of your ears
and reverts to deafen mine.

All contagious silences

your silence
my silence
the silences of the world
and the Supreme silence

ricocheting on one another
and resonate
in an endless solitude.




Dilip Mohapatra, a Navy Veteran started writing poems in the seventies and his recent poems have appeared in various literary journals like Muse India, Helix Magazine, Chiaroscuro Magazine, BlazeVOX, etc. His poems have also found place in the World Poetry Yearbook 2013. His latest collection of poems, A Pinch of Sun and other poems is currently under publication by Authorspress, New Delhi. He did his Masters in Physics at Ravenshaw College, Cuttack. Post Navy, he held senior leadership positions with the Tata and Suzlon groups of companies. Currently he is the Chief Mentor and Strategic Advisor to KIIT University, Bhubaneswar. He lives with his wife in Pune.



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