They are not as bad as they are made out to be -
Times when silence carpets you
like fall leaves under a tree.
Between ignorance and knowledge
is the space and time to shut up
to the steady inward hum
of your ignorance.
Sometimes that is all you can offer
to great music - your silence.
Intimations of ignorance are such relief
sometimes. You can be quiet
and full of wonder
at what you do not know.