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Hello darkness..
my old friend
I've come to talk with you again
Because a vision softly creeping
Left its seeds while I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence

In restless dreams I walked alone
Narrow streets of cobblestone
'Neath the halo of a street lamp
I turned my collar to the cold and damp
When my eyes were stabbed by the flash of a neon light
That split the night
And touched the sound of silence

And in the naked light I saw
Ten thousand people, maybe more
People talking without speaking
People hearing without listening
People writing songs that voices never share
And no one dared
Disturb the sound of silence

"Fools", said I, "You do not know
Silence like a cancer grows
Hear my words that I might teach you
Take my arms that I might reach you"
But my words, like silent raindrops fell
And echoed
In the wells of silence

And the people bowed and prayed
To the neon god they made
And the sign flashed out its warning
In the words that it was forming
And the sign said, "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls
And tenement halls"
And whispered in the sounds of silence


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PauloCGama21-Apr-2009 03:23
Paul Simon would be proud to have his wonderful lyrics in this awesome image, Roe.
Fantastic composition and details. Huge v
JW19-Apr-2009 19:12
a very powerful presentation. The opening words and bars of that song make the hairs stand up on the back of my neck!
crina.04-Jan-2008 08:04
beautiful.
Karen Stuebing03-Jan-2008 16:33
Fantastic photo and intrepetation of the lyrics. Love that song, btw. :)
Greg Harp03-Jan-2008 04:31
Outstanding! V
Craig Persel03-Jan-2008 00:11
Excellent and powerful.
JSWaters02-Jan-2008 16:10
Delicate and reverent. Happy New Year, Roe.
Jenene
Ann LT02-Jan-2008 04:38
So good,Roe.
:)
Christine P. Newman02-Jan-2008 01:47
The colours of solitude with a bit of hope... The combination of the slightly unbuttoned shirt and the delicate cross - delicate feelings... hard to describe.
Guest 01-Jan-2008 16:49
There is something about this shot that gets me every time I look at it. It compells me to look and then I can't look away. V
Enny01-Jan-2008 13:54
wow, this is fabulous in every way.
laine8201-Jan-2008 06:01
I hope NY 2008 brings all good things to you Roe !!
Char01-Jan-2008 05:48
Hi Roe,
Definitely a winner! Happy New Year and the very best in 2008!! \/
J. Scott Coile01-Jan-2008 03:22
No matter what you shoot, its always full of emotion. Happy New Year Roe!
Silvia Roitman31-Dec-2007 22:55
excellent light!!!
Giancarlo Guzzardi31-Dec-2007 19:54
the light is all here... and cross. an unmistakable symbol of faith, and the faith has thousand faces as the faces various of people... to times are need of faith and to times the faith has need of symbols. beyond all it is however the Light, the element that hides behind symbols and spiritualità... and the light illuminates the cross here and renders it precious, suspended in the air in an imperceptible movement... as the sound of silence
Ray :)31-Dec-2007 19:01
This is such a powerful shot. I have just turned off all the music in my house to focus on this beautiful tune. You have such taste, my friend....
Brinn MacDougall31-Dec-2007 18:51
Fits so well with the song...v