Painting, Poetry, Music, Silence.



In life I have so many loves,

And of those loves there are four,

Four that bring joy to me,

Painting, poetry, music, silence.



Seeing a painting brings me joy

Where if I look at it

I see more than is there.

Painting is poetry that is seen,

Seen rather than felt.



Poetry brings words to me

That can bring ideas and wonder

Into my wonderful life.

Poetry is painting that is felt,

Felt rather than seen.



Hearing music is my absolute joy

It takes me to so many places

Where joy and love abound.

Music is silence interrupted,

Interrupted by love.


Listening to silence makes me think

And puts my mind at rest

And prepares me for the future.

Silence is music that is heard,

Heard in my mind.

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  • Tom C Dylan

    Beautifully put. I always think that poetry is trying to paint with words. And never thought about silence being a thing. In this day and age, we don't get enough silence. Will have to see what I can do about that. Your poem has really made me think. Cheers, Tom.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Tom for your kind comments, much appreciated.


    • Teddy.15

      Beautiful 🌹

      • Goldfinch60

        Very much appreciated Teddy, thank you.


      • orchidee

        A fine write Gold.
        And silence is golden - the silence of not hearing Orchi sing/screech! lol.

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you Orchi.

        • sorenbarrett

          Wow! This one is philosophy at its peak with such well thought out organization. Logical, to the point of bringing on emotion. You have united them all in a few words what otherwise would have been a treatise.

          • Goldfinch60

            Most kind soren, thank you for your wonderful comments.


          • Doggerel Dave

            A little polished gem, Andy (and I don't say that often).

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you so much Dave, so glad it pleased you.


            • Accidental Poet

              Put all four together and there is you Andy, a beautiful man. 😊👍

              • Goldfinch60

                Very much appreciated AP, thank you so much.


              • Thomas W Case

                Beautiful. I love it.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Thomas.


                • Kinsey Peterson

                  now you're making me questoion what makes me tick ((:

                  • Goldfinch60

                    We all question the way we are but at my age I have answered many of the questions.
                    Than k you for your comment Kinsey.


                  • Garth Rakumakoe


                    • Goldfinch60

                      Thank you Garth, much appreciated.


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