Give Me, Sister Silence

It’s “Meeting the Bar” at dVerse, where Bjorn asks us to use the autocomplete function in Google to generate lists that transport us to imaginative poetic heights. Check them out by clicking Mr. Linky and join in!

I began with typing in “Give me” as a search term which led me down rabbit holes ending with typing in “silence” midway, trying to find my way out of the dark wood in which I’d ended. Beware Google.

Give me one reason, sister silence,
give me directions home, oh sister do you hear?
give me the time of day a nightingale sings
Silent bays, skies, silent rage and silent lambs
must sit on silent hills, searching Google in Thrace
Satyr Silenus, do you hear, your drunken nights
by Dionysus's side have all led you to make a king
turn a daughter's flesh to gold, oh, oh, oh!
Give me liberty sits enthroned, untutored,
give me love lyrics for dirty ears, Alexa!
ask tongueless Philomela, oh sister hear!
"inappropriate predictions" don't you think? 
Google, show me the severed head of Itys unmourned
unseen, "I'm feeling lucky," tereu, tereu
Non, silento! Basta! Enough! Give me love
I don't need the win, just directions home
from here to there. Give me Jesus. Please.
Give Me One Reason [Song by Tracy Chapman]

25 thoughts on “Give Me, Sister Silence”

  1. I love these lines:

    “Silent bays, skies, silent rage and silent lambs
    must sit on silent hills, searching Google in Thrace
    Satyr Silenus, do you hear, your drunken nights
    by Dionysus’s side have all led you to make a king
    turn a daughter’s flesh to gold, oh, oh, oh!”

    This is amazing poetry. Google is quite inspiring, no? Hehe. But truly, I love how you wrote this piece and the beauty in each detail, well, I have no words, it’s amazing. Brilliantly penned. 🙂

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  2. Dora Dora the poetry explora. Sorry about that 🙂 it got stuck in my head the first time I read your name which incidentally is a killer name! And you kicked butt on this please wow strong.! I really enjoyed it. Great writing!

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  3. Dora, I love your distillation-synthesis of your findings. I noticed in the lists that popped up for me there were so many song titles as well. Makes me wonder what’s going on there. Are that many people really googling song titles are does google have a deal with music houses to push those results to the top. Regardless, you took the list and soared with it.

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    1. I’m always googling songs I happen to hear and wonder who the heck that is, so I’m not surprised song searches are popular. But I wouldn’t rule out some monetarily-induced or politically-rigged search results across the board. It was a fun prompt. I did feel I was channeling Alan Ginsberg a bit though, heh. Thank you so much Lisa 🙂

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    1. Haha. So true. Perhaps intentionally so, and as much to our harm as our good. The equivocation involved in any search for knowledge and truth must give us pause.

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