Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Power of Silence

Here is a beautiful poem from Philip Levine who was recently chosen to be U.S. poet laureate:

Fact is, silence is the perfect water:
unlike rain it falls from no clouds
to wash our minds, to ease our tired eyes,
to give heart to the thin blades of grass
fighting through the concrete for even air
dirtied by our endless stream of words.