Saturday, April 20, 2013

Perhaps a huge silence

If we were not so single-minded
About keeping our lives moving
And for once could do nothing,
Perhaps a huge silence
Might interrupt the sadness
Of never understanding ourselves...
Perhaps the earth can teach us
As when everything seems
To be dead in winter
And later proves to be alive.
Now I'll count to twelve
And you keep quiet
And I will go.
-- Pablo Neruda

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