17 Oct 2016

I think, Marcus, conversation is overrated. Those who seek catharsis by appropriating words to emotions and thoughts have not fully experienced the healing power of silence.

Because words are like wooden crates that cannot shift and expand to fit the undulating contours of what we think we feel?

Limited articulation is met with an even more straitjacketed response, over and over, till the emotion is downsized and trimmed to a meaningless approximation.

Unless it is that very sense of normalised validation that reassures us that we are not alone.

You have to wonder how we talk ourselves into believing that!

hush, my dream,
the stars quarrel with the clouds tonight
the wind taps a silver tambourine

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25 thoughts on “17 Oct 2016

  1. I do wonder! Haha! But you bring words back to life in your haiku. I love the many levels of conversation in this poem: the Marcus one, the dream one and the one in nature.

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  2. one of murakami quotes is “silence can actually be heard”

    i love the sound of your poems. it’s a realization that dreams do come true.. and with a bang

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  3. I do think sometime that much of today’s talk which passes for ‘conversation’ is overrated. Sometimes indeed it is better to appreciate the silence and the wisdom that comes from tuning in to one’s inner self. But also so true that when we DO converse with others somehow it validates the fact that we are not alone, and truly that IS a good thing.

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  4. I agree In silence more can be said then in a lot of empty words Words can be overrated Although your words
    hush, my dream,
    the stars quarrel with the clouds tonight
    the wind taps a silver tambourine

    are absolutely breathtaking

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