From the poem “They” by R.S. Thomas:
The new explorers don’t go
anywhere and what they discover
we can’t see. But they change our lives.
They interpret absence
as presence, measuring it by the movement
of its neighbours. Their world is
an immense place: deep down is as distant
as far out, but arrived at
in no time. These are the new
linguists, exchanging across closed
borders the currency of their symbols….
All the best for the New Year to all my readers.