Beauty, Being alive, Poetry, Reflection

Keeping Quiet

If we were not so single-minded
about keeping our lives moving,
and for once could do nothing,
perhaps a huge silence
might interrupt this sadness
of never understanding ourselves
and of threatening ourselves with death.
Perhaps the earth can teach us
as when everything seems dead
and later proves to be alive.
~ Pablo Neruda, excerpt from “Keeping Quiet”

 

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