Lisa Call

Lisa Call

It is a fool’s liability
      to speak his mind
         for the simple mind
            is the fool’s paradise
         and his poor poetry
      is less than penury
in wisdom’s economy

Let poets think then
      before they vocalize
         study life’s silences
            before filling the air
         with weedy pollens
       that their gardens
might grow flowers

“Stillness is not just an indulgence for those with enough resources –
it’s a necessity for anyone who wishes to gather less visible resources.” ~ Pico Iyer


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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6 Responses to Stillness

  1. AJ says:

    Bravo Sir!Beautiful thought…


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