Memories of Silence / by Klara Landrat

I believe that all great art holds the power to dissolve things: time, distance, difference, injustice, alienation, despair. I believe that all great art holds the power to mend things: join, comfort, inspire hope in fellowship, reconcile us to our selves. Art is good for my soul precisely because it reminds me that we have souls in the first place. Tilda Swinton.

I often wondered if anyone is ever ready to publish. What is that even mean? We as women are often downturned by circumstances and muddied by the environment. Yet if there’s a spark in us it’s a flame! Writing is  a silent prayer one can turn to when nothing responds. It’s a quiet consolation, an undisputed dialogue we constantly seek. When I was little I wanted to write and write and write... I wrote a book about a Pegasus - called “Red Pegasus” which was my way of dealing with tough childhood and then an XVI cc. romance set in France during the revolution. None of the manuscripts survived but at last I have picked up a pen. So I decided to just let this bird fly... my new “chapbook” which is a mini poetry book will be coming out soon. “Memories of Silence” are my little journeys I took for the last few years from Paris, Hong Kong, LA and New York. I suppose you could call it a way to calm your madness. Deal with it on the inside. I hope it will inspire you to write! There is so much chaos we can transform into pages... I couldn’t thank more my close friend Bella Vendramini - a truly gifted writer - who encouraged me dearly. Who is your inspiration? Do you have a favorite poet? I’m obsessed with; Wallace Stevens, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Juan Ramon Jimenez, E.E.Cummings, E. Dickinson, Anais Nin, R.M.Rilke, Sappho, Maya Angelou, Mary Oliver, Rupi Kaur, Adrienne Rich, and so many others... 


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