Filled with a space

And you
are finally calm.
Filled with a space so wide and dark
that the silence in you becomes something soft.

Anis Mojgani
from Pancakes in Songs From Under The River

To my great delight I met a poet (see TEDx) quite new to me this morning …

Anis Mojgani’s “Pancakes” has an extraordinary dreamlike quality about it that entirely and perfectly belongs in a collection entitled Songs From Under The River – the what’s-going-on-beneath-the-surface-ness of life. Shall we call it contemplation, or meditation, or prayer, or reflection? Doesn’t matter really. All of these amount to the same thing – love and poetry: songs from under the river, cantus firmus, enduring melody, the call and the in-the-every-moment journeying to that inner resting place where one is “finally calm. / Filled with a space so wide and dark / that the silence in you becomes something soft”.

And these few lines, from a much larger poem, are still entrancing me this evening. Happy encounter!

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