Stephen Evans

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Stephen is a playwright and author of The Marriage of True Minds and A Transcendental Journey.

The Other Side of Silence 

"If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. "

George Eliot

Middlemarch

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Rosy Cole
There is music and there is cacophony. To distinguish them is the purpose of life.
Monday, 03 September 2018 10:53
Stephen Evans
I have laughed out loud more times reading Middlemarch than any book in recent memory. Yet I think maybe this quote encapsulates t... Read More
Monday, 03 September 2018 16:11
Rosy Cole
Well, the author is an Evans, after all :-)
Monday, 03 September 2018 23:35
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Heard in a Dream

 

Do not open the silence.

Let the silence open you.

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Rosy Cole
Good advice for poets!
Saturday, 18 August 2018 17:00
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One Moment

"One moment of serene and confident life is more glorious than a whole campaign of daring:"

Henry David Thoreau

Journal, December 1839

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Rosy Cole
But the 'whole campaign of daring' actually does give rise to the 'serene and confident moment', no matter whether it is successfu... Read More
Sunday, 29 July 2018 17:16
Stephen Evans
I was sitting on my favorite bench this morning telling myself to Be Here Now. Part of it is just being aware.
Sunday, 29 July 2018 21:33
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How to Mourn

 

We stopped the clock a week ago

while my brother slept on the couch.

The ticking kept him up.

I’m wearing my father’s watch

But I can’t hear it.

 

Friends have come and gone.

They didn’t stay

but we have lots of food.

I wish to remember

but it turns me sad

and I have work to do.

 

Here is my dream:

Skating in circles

on a frozen lake.

If it melts I drown.

If not I skate forever

round and round.

 

For what should I wish?

I wake.

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Virginia M Macasaet Reality Check
20 September 2018
Thank you Rosy, Few fallen trees, not too bad compared to the North...
Virginia M Macasaet Once More with Feeling
20 September 2018
Thank you Rosy, Stephen! Always feels good to be back home :-)
Monika Schott The magic mirror
19 September 2018
Yes, lived in the same house for many years now, which is quite different to the years of moving bef...
Stephen Evans The Other Side of Silence 
18 September 2018
Not as much skipping as you might think though some characters interested me more than others. Ther...
Rosy Cole The Other Side of Silence 
17 September 2018
Interesting. But literary arbiters since the two world wars might consider this discursive approach ...

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