‘The waltz we were born for’ is Magdalena Brzezinska’s new international, collaborative, literary and artistic project connecting artists from all the continents, this time around music. It can be found here
Magdalena asked me several months ago if I would like to contribute in some way and I finally decided to write a poem. A poem about silence, in fact, not sound or music, because silence has defined me in many different ways in the past few years, although apparently a talkative person. So here is my poem and I hope you like it :
Can I talk to you, silence?
Better than talking to another
Dear ‘sige’, I remain within your enclosure and in it I feel safe
No pain when in you
Floating in you I feel free
Your gentle whisper against all cacophony
Silence, you are a noise
My noise, beneath words
Behind words you are
I am the hollow place inside which you reverberate
Your deafening sound releases me.
In your arms, ‘sige’,
In your arms, until we are one