Wednesday, July 18, 2012

the unsayable

"things aren't all so tangible and sayable as people would have us believe; most experiences are
  unsayable, they happen in a space that no word has ever entered ..."

rainer maria rilke 
letters to a young poet


Pauline said...

and that no word can describe... we just don't have words for some things.

steven said...

there's something refreshing about a space that is indescribable and so safe from the damage that description sometimes does to its sanctity! steven

Valerianna said...

Ah, yes... so true. I discovered "Letters to a Young Poet" in high school - thank GOD - for it helped me to learn to dig deep.

steven said...

valerianna . . . i've known of the book for a very long time and yet it wasn't until a week ago that i finally got myself a copy . . . it's amazing reading of course and fascinating from the vantage point of a person able to look across the expanse of their life and have some perspective on what's being said . . . not so much an opinion but perspective . . . . steven

hope said...


I've just been reading quietly in the corner. Hope to be back to commenting more soon. Take care!

Beautiful header!

steven said...

hope . . . i've been lying very low for the last couple of months with visiting and commenting also . . . steven