Tuesday, 7 August 2012

There are even single-word poems, or single words that ought to be poems; the best one I know of is the Tierra del Fuegan word “mamihlapinatapei”.
- John Barth, (A Few Words About Minimalism)

Mamihlapinatapei - a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that they both desire but which neither one wants to start.

Picture: Greta Garbo and John Gilbert in "Flesh and The Devil" (1926).

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