Sunday, 30 December 2012

from 'Wolf Hall'

"There's a feeling of power in reserve,
a power that drives right through the bone,
like the shiver you sense in the shaft of an axe
when you take it into your hand. 
You can strike, or you can not strike,
and if you choose to hold back the blow,
you can still feel inside you
the resonance of the omitted thing."

This seems to me to be very close to poetry.

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