The Precept of Silence

The poem The Precept of Silence, by Lonel Johnson. Photo by blog author.

The Precept of Silence

Lonel Johnson

The winds are sometimes sad to me,
The starry spaces, full of fear;
Mine is the sorrow on the sea,
And mine the sigh of places drear.

Some players upon plaintive strings
Publish their wistfulness abroad;
I have not spoken of these things,
Save to one man, and unto God.

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