Tag Archives: silence

Chekhov and the Cat

“The longer a poem, the weaker the impression that it has been dictated from above: Heaven is not verbose.  The more you talk, the more you lie.”–Vera Pavlova When I am overly verbose, I am trying to convince myself, or … Continue reading

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Words, Silence, Music

“Therefore, speak, speak at any price, say no matter what, since all words have equal value and all say the same thing, all repeat tirelessly the same call for help.” — Samuel Beckett If we are to take Mister Beckett … Continue reading

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Refuge

The pyramids, askew and caped in starless dark, architected by a child who needed a construct into which he could invite silence to keep him absolute company until the violence stopped.   (Artwork by Cy Twombly)

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I Do Not Say

I do not say I love you, but I notice how your fingers twine and wrap around empty, tracing broken circles in the air when you are nervous. I do not say I love you, but there is a spot … Continue reading

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Jean Rhys at Twilight

Nutrition fact: Did you know that windows like to eat writers who diet on silence and dust-motes, they swallow the writers whole, or in fragments, devouring them slowly, ever so slowly, until all that remains is a ghost, where a … Continue reading

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No Sound, No Fury

Moses, caped in shroud, awaiting new commandments– Silence, turned up loud.   (Photo by Edward Steichen)

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Gauge

If, in words I found you wanting, lean to perish, would silence bestow a second, surer opinion?

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Song for the Meek

It has finally come, bearing a fount of bruised petals, blood-pink and white and reigning silvered silence, the year the meek inherit the earth, the plight of sensuous souls flown within to claim tenderest grace on loan from God’s rimless … Continue reading

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Silent Night

The ongoing rabble and cinematic narrative in my mind is finding how nourishing and full and tender the heart can grow steeped in silence alone.  

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Burn

Slow burn of words on a page, how to listen raptly between intervals of felt silence and tapped nerves.

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