Thursday, March 15, 2007

some silences...

she was indeed like the fairy of silence, and only now did i realize that even yesterday... in all that music and the milling crowd, etelka had walked in on an island of silence, had floated in the purified atmosphere of silence, as if a few steps from her everything had gone quiet, and her big velvety eyes had muffled the noise of the soul as velvet curtains muffle sound.
mihaly babits, "the nightmare"

for part of the night cornelius stayed there, holding the bars on his window and listening, his five senses concentrated into one - or rather two since he was watching as he listened.
alexandre dumas, "the black tulip"

whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must remain silent.
wittgenstein, "tractus"

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2 Comments:

Blogger kclare said...

I must find the book so that I can read the rest of this Mihaly Babits...

2:36 PM  
Blogger sroden said...

it's a pretty stellar read, and i think pretty easy to find remaindered through abe, half.com, or even amazon...

12:14 AM  

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