Saturday, April 4, 2009
The sound of silence
Hale, on the power of silence in narrative:
"I was nine when my parents divorced. Whenever we left my dad, I would never cry in his presence. I was so much aware of how much he was suffering form losing his 3 kids," Hale said of why she didn't cry when visiting him.
But then, "I would cry the entire flight from Texas to Hawaii. So when I hear silencio, I hear a whole story. That metaphor of silencio is universal enough for me to hear a whole story.
"That's what narrative does. Metaphor in poetry functions differently than metaphor in narrative. Metaphor working in that way can form narrative," she finished.