Just read yossarian's choose your words carefully: now throw them away and it reminded me of this poem, one of my favorites ever. I used to know it in Signed English, but have since forgotten. Sigh.
Before I say anything else about it, here's the poem itself:
can I say to
as if all
worlds were there.
More than perhaps any other of Robert Creeley's poems, "A Token" both expresses and transcends the limitations of language as a medium of communication. It's exquisitely simple, almost minimalist, and uses silence almost as well as it uses words. This is as real as magic gets. I love it.