my mind is light
as words flow to the page
an empty carafe
The sweetness of silence between times of storytelling, talk, and worldly concerns is proposed by Rumi in “Two Days of Silence”:
After days of feasting, fast.
After days of sleeping, stay awake
one night. After these times of bitter
storytelling, joking, and serious
considerations, we should give ourselves
two days between layers of baklava
in the quiet seclusion where soul sweetens
and thrives more than with language.
© Rumi (taken from The Book of Love)
In Carpe Diem #1386, Chevrefeuille invites haiku in response, creating scenes that do not use the word silence.