Friday, January 04, 2008

Two poets appreciate silence

How interesting to find these two quotes today. The first is by Rumi:
This is always how it is
when I finish a poem.

A great silence overcomes me,
and I wonder why I ever thought
to use language.
And the second is by Rainer Maria Rilke:
Things aren't so tangible and sayable as people would usually have us believe; most experiences are unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered.
It is truly important to become comfortable with silence. Those who have an aversion to silence miss so much.

No comments:

Post a Comment

New policy: Anonymous posts must be signed or they will be deleted. Pick a name, any name (it could be Paperclip or Doorknob), but identify yourself in some way. Thank you.