Thursday, April 12, 2012


Silence and time are the yin and yang

of poetry: inward stillness

and the creative urge.

It may take days, weeks or even months

for ideas to collide in my mind

forging new combinations.

I may seem to be just sitting,

but it's the pregnancy of waiting.

A stillborn poem is no good,

premature is possible, provided

I can give it outer time

to compensate for the missing inner time.

What is needed is longish spells

without distractions.

Time and silence.

1 comment:

  1. "Silence and time are the yin and yang of poetry": perhaps this phrase is more than just poetry. I think it's an interior enlightenment. Thank you, Diane!