Last week leading into this one I was working on some new poems on the theme of silence – from old ideas I had previously jotted down. To help me along I posted old, rescued, retitled and incomplete works of mine that were directly or tangentially related to the issue of noise/silence. I wanted to share what I was working on this coming week, but I am suddenly very timid – the usual crisis of confidence over whether untested writing is any good has set in. That sent me looking for poems about silence by other poets and now I feel like all the good ideas have already been expressed.
How easy do you find sharing your new writings? I would love to hear from you. And do share any great poems you know about silence.