It’s been a long day

I am not a person to say the words out loud

I think them strongly, or let them hunger from the page:

know it from there, from my silence, from somewhere other

than my tongue

the quiet love

the silent rage

—  Keri Hulme, from “Against the Small Evil Voices,” in Strands.




  1. We haven’t noticed that about you at all…

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  2. I see you are deep tonight David. ☺ Rough day???

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  3. Is that supposed to read “let them hunger FOR the page?” Otherwise, I’m lost as to the meaning. Cheers!

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  4. Powerful. Nailed me between the eyes.

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  5. volcano.

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  6. This sounds so much like Ming (our 23-yr-old son)!

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