Words of Note

Then silence happened:

the silence that is born of water, foaming.

Suddenly it curdles in a looking glass.

So we grow quiet. We do

the same as lakes to see the sky.

Rosario Castellanos, 20th-century Mexican poet

Quoted in 'A Guide to Mexican Poetry,' by Irene Nicholson (1968).

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