|Quiet, Tears, Babies
Quiet in the street,
|Throughout this poem there is a
drama, a joining and an apartness, of babies and street. And we can say
that this is the crucial drama of each of our lives: it is the drama of
self and world. We are each like one of those beginning humans: just ourselves,
with a world outside of us that seems — like that street — impersonal and
....A baby, and we, can cry because the world confuses us; or because there is something we want from it that we don't understand and can't express.
—Ellen Reiss, "The Energy of Respect," The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known,no. 1433, 20 September 2000.
"Clothing and Emotion," by Ellen Reiss, published in The Right of Aesthetic Realism to Be Known, number 1290.
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