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Only This Condition

Aug 21, 2005

"Since in order to speak, one must first listen, learn to speak by listening.?
~ Mevlana Rumi


There is a poet called Nicanor Parra who wrote a poem 'To Young Poets', and the last lines say this:

In poetry everything is permitted.

With only this condition of course,
You have to improve the blank page.


I love the slyquietwisdom of that.

It returns me to the responsibility of speaking by listening... and the shining rounded perfection of inner silence and stillness.

Now feels like the time to leave some blank pages blank.



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