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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



age of earth and us all chattering

a sentence   or character

steps out to seek for truth   fails

into a stream of ink   Sequence
trails off

must go on

waving fables and faces   War
doings of the war

manoeuvering between points

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

bearings and so

holes in a cloud   are minutes passing
which is

view   odds of images swept rag-tag

silver and grey

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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