Words

Words,
those funny
little fellows
who play with
our consciousness,
can be tamed
only with silent
absolute.
© Yelling Rosa
17/12 -13
Revised
3/1 -14

I saw the document on Finnish bird researcher and scientist Jouko Alhainen on television today. He has worked with birds over 40 years and specialized on cranes. He said that the most important aid between two species is the non verbal communication. It is the obvious conclusion because animals can’t speak with the words, but he assumed that the non verbal communication is a good aid among people as well. He said that words can be understood many ways and none of those interpretations are necessarily the one the speaker meant. The birds don’t have misleading gestures. When they spread their wings and move forward against someone, they don’t ask the opponent for a dance but challenge it. The opponent either accepts the challenge or takes the submissive posture.

Of course we can’t expect that humans behave like birds but this little example describe how independent words are and how easily they can mislead us. Anyway, I guess that words are irresolute only in the absolute silent of the mind. This isn’t a new invention but talked by gurus for centuries. Unfortunately they have not had patience to be content with the silent and its harmony but they have started to describe the absolute silent using the words. And in no time the silent is filled with the most queer creatures and ideas; like there could be many sorts of all mighty and matchless God. We all know the consequences when two divine doctrines have crashed.

My little poem, or should I say an observation, is a modest way to praise the silent. I am also happy that the scientifically thinking, like Jouko proved to us, is also aware of how independent words can be. I believe that the strength of poetry is concealed in its nature. The best verses are the children of the silent. It is why they are so comfortable and unifying. Under the hood we all have the same motor of love. This truth is often covered by too many words.

See how Jouko trains the healed crane for flying.

Jouko Alhainen and cranes

 

This happens on the video clip

Andy wrote to me on the comments that he would be happy if he could hear this video in English and here is what I replied to him:

Well, there are three cranes. The one who is running on the field is called Piippa (female). Later on she is going to get well and is able to fly her way back to nature. Thanks to GPS we know that she even finds the flock where she is accepted as a member. The crane that Jouko (Bird Researcher) is tapping is called Kookka (female) the leader of the flock of these three cranes. She is at least 20 years old as she has lived with Jouko that time. She can’t ever fly. Liisi (male), the third crane, is the last in the ranks. He can’t either fly ever again. He has lived 10 years with Jouko.

First Jouko is encouraging Piippa to fly and run after Piippa on the field. Then he taps Kookka on the back and cracks Piippa up because she was training so hard. Kookka agrees with Jouko and they nod the heads. On the clip we can’t see but they went after this episode to sleep. The cranes have own place near the house and Jouko leads them there every night and wishes them good night. At the same time he shuts the door he tells the birds that “See you tomorrow”. This clip is part of the Finnish television document which introduces us Jouko Alhainen’s work and philosophy.

About Yelling Rosa

I desing home pages. In my spare time I read, write, play the guitar and hike. I have published three verse books in Finnish and recorded my songs. You can listen to them on YouTube. I have translated some of my poems on Yelling Rosa's Weblog. I also like to watch movies. Olen kiinnostunut lukemisesta, kirjoittamisesta, kitaransoitosta ja luonnossa vaeltamisesta. Olen julkaissut kolme runokirjaa ja laulujani on äänitteillä. Voit lukea runojani Yelling Rosan kotisivuilta ja kuunnella laulujani YouTubessa. Olen elokuvafriikki.
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36 Responses to Words

  1. sirpamononen says:

    it’s a pity, humans have often forgotten the body language and the words meaning is changed by subjective memory…

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  2. Perfume de mujer says:

    Beautiful poem with great meaning
    Greetings!

    Bellísimo poema!
    Saludos!!

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  3. Reblogged this on Forget the Viagra, Pass Me a Carrot and commented:
    A lovely piece – A friend of mine suffered a stroke and during the rehabilitation process had to find other ways to communicate. They were normally quiet undemonstrative but in the course of trying to establish a new form of expressing themselves they became very animated. This led to humour as well as if we were in a game of charades. Laughter played a great part of their recovery and even though speech returned they retained their new and demonstrative form of language.

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for your comment and reblogging my post. I am glad that your friend recovered.
      I don’t know if you watched the Crane video clip that is a part of my blog post, Words, but the bird, Piippa, also got well and returned back to nature. It found a new home among other cranes. We know this because bird researcher Jouko Alhainen rang it with the GPS transmitter. It was told on television document which was much longer than the video clip at the end of my post. The video told about Jouko’s work.
      I wish you all the best in 2014.

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  4. sherazade says:

    bery nice video and emotion in yr words.

    sheralaprochaine😉

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  5. mazza18467 says:

    listen to the silence between the words , that ‘s where the truth lies. ( my favorite Quot)
    listen and hear the deafening silence of nature 😉

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  6. I enjoyed your post about the crane, particularly because I just spent some time with a White Crane (my article posted on 5 Jan called “White Crane’s Garden Walk”). Your crane video is fantastic! ~SueBee

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  7. Dalo 2013 says:

    “Words…can be tamed only with silent absolute” and then a discussion on the strength of communication without words… What an excellent post. The truth is often covered by words…I like it.

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  8. gageier says:

    Einen schönen Dienstag mit vielen Grüßen aus Köln Klaus

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  9. *likes* more than that lil button up there!🙂

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  10. Ginene Nagel says:

    I love what you wrote. Saying it with just a few words echos the thought behind it. Glad I found you and will follow. Great blog. One thought though, I think animals and birds do have a speaking language. It just isn’t a language human beings understand or can speak themselves.

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  11. Andy Oldham says:

    I love the video. Wish I could hear it in English

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for your comment.
      Well, there are three cranes. The one who is running on the field is called Piippa (female). Later on she is going to get well and is able to fly her way back to nature. Thanks to GPS we know that she even finds the flock where she is accepted as a member. The crane that Jouko (Bird Researcher) is tapping is called Kookka (female) the leader of the flock of these three cranes. She is at least 20 years old as she has lived with Jouko that time. She can’t ever fly. Liisi (male), the third crane, is the last in the ranks. He can’t either fly ever again. He has live 10 years with Jouko.
      First Jouko is encouraging Piippa to fly and run after Piippa on the field. Then he taps Kookka on the back and cracks Piippa up because she was training so hard. Kookka agrees with Jouko and they nod the heads. On the clip we can’t see but they went after this episode to sleep. The cranes have own place near the house and Jouko leads them there every night and wishes them good night. At the same time he shuts the door he tells the birds that “See you tomorrow”. This clip is part of the television document which introduces us Jouko Alhainen’s work and philosophy.
      I hope this help you a bit.
      Take care

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  12. Gallivanta says:

    This is beautiful. Silence and non verbal communication are so important. Sometimes more important than words. The video reminds me of a programme I watched last night about a man who has a kangaroo sanctuary http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03k5c0y

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  13. M. R. says:

    I adore reading about anyone who helps animals (I include birds in that term); it is so heartwarming to see the trust given by each to each. It takes special people to be able to do this, and I admire them more than I can say. As for words: I have a somewhat different approach …
    http://margaretrosestringer.com/2014/01/19/the-writer/
    [grin]

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    • Yelling Rosa says:

      Thank you for your comment. I agree with you that people who are able to get along with animals are very special. I liked your way to get closer to words on your blog post.
      All the best for you

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  14. Wonderful post! Your poem is great and very true. Also, the information about cranes was intriguing.

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