Keeping Quiet

Winter Wonderland

Now we will count to twelve
and we will all keep still
for once on the face of the earth,
let’s not speak in any language;
let’s stop for a second,
and not move our arms so much.

It would be an exotic moment
without rush, without engines;
we would all be together
in a sudden strangeness.

Fishermen in the cold sea
would not harm whales
and the man gathering salt
would not look at his hurt hands.

Those who prepare green wars,
wars with gas, wars with fire,
victories with no survivors,
would put on clean clothes
and walk about with their brothers
in the shade, doing nothing.

What I want should not be confused
with total inactivity.

Life is what it is about…

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.

Now I’ll count up to twelve
and you keep quiet and I will go.

Photography Credit Flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/ristozz/5246726206/

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15 thoughts on “Keeping Quiet

  1. I do like the concept of quietness, and in my personal life — I treasure quite, however, within society — silence as an ideal, is a male concept: the silent, unemotional, worship of linear thinking, aloof male thing. The Feminine principle is based on feeling, heart-to heart communication and respect for all life.

  2. I just realized you should be in politics! Really in politics because your words say what we all realize when heard! I am not just saying that! You really should investigate the path and why not? That is how all that are in politics do it and I and I bet we want you to…..Really, claudy

      • Correct! You are not at all like them and that is why you would be so popular! We need you don’t you get it? You are the one that would make the perfect can not be bought or swayed politician. People would get it immediately! Shoot! Just think about it and maybe just do a Google Search on how to get into politics. You can start somewhere but anywhere would do…….just think about it and casually take at look and research just a little on how to…..Come on what do you have to loose but everything but also what do you have to gain is everything. You are wasted here and could use a larger platform and reach! Don’t say yes but don’t say no….think about it! Campaigner for Veraiconica 2015 or so…….

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