The Eclectic Pythagorean

“There is geometry in the humming of the strings, there is music in the spacing of the spheres. ” -Pythagoras

Pythagorean Silence by Susan Howe

Posted by The Eclectic Pythagorean on October 23, 2008

A poem I just happen to like. I can’t recall where I found it.

Pythagorean Silence

[excerpt]

1.

age of earth and us all chattering

a sentence   or character
suddenly

steps out to seek for truth   fails
falls

into a stream of ink   Sequence
trails off

must go on

waving fables and faces   War
doings of the war

manoeuvering between points
between

any two points     which is
what we want   (issues at stake)

bearings and so

holes in a cloud   are minutes passing
which is

which
view   odds of images swept rag-tag

silver and grey
epitomes

seconds   forgeries engender
(are blue)   or blacker

flocks of words flying together   tense
as an order

cast off to crows

-Susan Howe

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One Response to “Pythagorean Silence by Susan Howe”

  1. I found your blog through a search. I am a Christian Neoplatonist with somewhat “pagan” leanings. You should check my blog out.

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