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Anne renée silver,

visual artist

“How to be a Poet 
(to remind myself)


Make a place to sit down. 
Sit down. Be quiet. 
You must depend upon 
affection, reading, knowledge, 
skill—more of each 
than you have—inspiration, 
work, growing older, patience, 
for patience joins time 
to eternity… 


Breathe with unconditional breath 
the unconditioned air. 
Shun electric wire. 
Communicate slowly. Live 
a three-dimensional life; 
stay away from screens. 
Stay away from anything 
that obscures the place it is in. 
There are no unsacred places; 
there are only sacred places 
and desecrated places. 


Accept what comes from silence. 
Make the best you can of it. 
Of the little words that come 
out of the silence, like prayers 
prayed back to the one who prays, 
make a poem that does not disturb 
the silence from which it came.” 
― Wendell Berry, Given

This is equally true for artists, as well as poets.


Anne is a member of The 12.12 Project, a women's instant photography collective and the PhotosdeFemmes women’s photography collective. 

You can also find me on Instagram: Anne Silver


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© Anne Silver/ Poetic Imagery Fine Art Photography, 2019.  

No photos or text may be used or shared without the written permission of the author. Please email me for more information at the following address: annersilver@gmail.com.