Only in Silence…


To sink myself in silence

As in a deep and warm water,

Swimming in it to purify me

From the slag of the lie.


To clean the mirror of reality

Of the ungrateful dust deposited on it by oblivion,

To see through it

The clear and undistorted things.


Only in silence,

Looking in the mirror of reality

I feel the things as they are,

Thus they aren’t distorted

By hearing or seeing.

Mircea M. Pop, Doar in tăcere

translated from Romanian by Marcel Rus