"Fundamentally, there is a great silence that meets language; all words come out of silence... The language of poetry issues from and returns to silence... There is so little patience for the silence from which words emerge or for the silence that is between words and within them. When we forget or neglect this silence, we empty our world of its secret and subtle presences." -- Anam Cara, pp. 110 - 111
I am a poet and translator of ancient Chinese poetry.