November 2001

Michael Van Dyke


Michael Van Dyke teaches in the American Thought and Language Department at Michigan State University. He has published work in The MacGuffin and New Millenium Writings.

A Metaphysics of Silence   

It is not the mathematical zero.
It has nothing to do with anti-matter.
It does not mean ghosts exist.
If anything, it is background,
Pure passivity,
The antithesis of a history
Leaping shoreward
On lily pads of sound.



Michael Van Dyke: Poetry
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