Poetry isn’t writing, poetry is experiencing.
You can’t sit down and force yourself to write poetry
like you can force yourself to write a verse in rhyme.
Poetry is the residu of you
experiencing the word, its art consists of being ready
to catch the words when and if they come.
You can live a poet’s life for many
years without writing a single line, and
maybe one day you see the sunlight
like it is stuck in the trees and it needs these words.
Words that express a specific kind of silence;
poetry is modulating silence, the silence
between lovers, the silence of war, of a busy street –