“Vienna” by Richie Hoffmann


Silence is to be used for fretting.
My idol the composer knows this.

Like music, we come and go from it.
As a boy, I mistook a lack

of people for silence. Then I closed
the door behind and heard the wind in the vestibule,

which meant I was in want of,
which meant I was in want.

Richie Hofmann
—from How (#10, Fall/Winter 2014)

« "Trains" by David Shumate

"Weather" by Zbigniew Herbert »

Return to Inspirations