(Photo by L. K. Thayer)
In one of my stories
the disciple says to the Master Poet
What must one do to become a true master?
Master says you have learned the words
and image the rhythms
and the colors are you second nature
your brush your emotional tones
are forming brilliantly
but you must do one thing
above all else.
What is that? said the Student
The master said,
“you must learn the silence.”
Painting by Stephen John Kalinich