Democracy of Silence


[Guess we’ve all noticed the difference between a strong first impression we may get of someone who is silent, including ourselves, and then that often inevitable sense of some kind of let-down or disappointment as soon as that person, or we, begin to speak? Hence these two haiku below. Took the shot of silence with sky and wires in the vicinity around here in Bundanoon.]

Democracy of Silence

In talk we are
all mediocre
& surface

in silence
all equal
& deep

~ by Peter Lach-Newinsky on September 3, 2016.

9 Responses to “Democracy of Silence”

  1. Love it…and so true!

  2. yeah.

  3. Pithy, one of your aims no doubt, distilled wisdom

  4. You’ree too kind Peter! You’ve opened my eyes to so much. Have you seen the films that Adam Curtis has made on various subjects? I only came across them last week via a comment in a letter in the Granuad about Iraq, mentioning “Bitter Lake”. I am seeing the world in a different way…

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