Silent meaning  寄意无语
   William S. Cohen
 
The word not spoken
goes not quite unheard.
It lingers in the eye,
in the semi-arch of brow.
A gesture of the hand
speaks pages more than words,
The echo rests in the heart
as driftwood does in sand,
To be rubbed by time
until it rots or shines.
The word not spoken
touches us as music
does the mind.
 
寄意无语 威廉 S 科恩
 
茂在心底的语言,
也会发出清晰的声响;
它在眼睛里飘逸,
它在眉宇间荡漾。
一个小小的手势,
比万语千言更加明朗;
那回声在心中萦绕,
像浮木随沙粒流淌;
经受时间的消磨,
直至腐朽或者闪光。
藏在心底的语言,
是拨动心弦的乐意。