If you’ve got nowhere to go, start here. You’ll like nothing better. Welcome to the website for nothing, a daily journal of poetry. Sometimes hourly. Each issue features not a single thing that you or anyone else has written. Each page is devoid of all writing, even devoid of page numbers, but especially devoid of poetry. Instead, each page is filled with the ultimate void. You can’t avoid it. Nor can you void it. This page is good for nothing. Explore this site to learn more about nothing. Or maybe youll learn nothing.
  • “Nothing happening here, move along.” —Doc Searls
  • “Nothin’ matters, and what if it did?” —John Cougar Mellencamp
  • “This is perfect for poets with nothing between their ears.” —Albert “Trust the Internet” Einstein
  • “People say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing every day.” —Winnie the Pooh
  • “I have nothing to say and I am saying it and that is poetry as I need it.” —John Cage
  • “The way of contemplation is not even a way, and if one follows it, what he finds is nothing.” —Thomas Merton
  • “Like nothing on earth.” —Barnum and Bailey
  • “Nothing is more real than nothing.” —Samuel Beckett
  • “Mu.” —Buddhists here and there     +
  • “Poetry makes nothing happen.” —W. H. Auden
  • “I am the wisest man alive, for I know one thing, and that is that I know nothing.” —Plato
  • “We can see subtlety in constant nothingness.” —Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  • “Nothing is little to him who feels it with great sensibility.” —Samuel Johnson
  • “The listener beholds nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” —Wallace Stevens
  • “There’s never enough time to do all the nothing you want.” —Calvin & Hobbes     +
  • “Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood.” —Marie Curie
  • “I love to talk about nothing. It’s the only thing I know anything about.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • “We can know only that we know nothing. And that is the highest degree of human wisdom.”
    Leo Tolstoy
  • “You can find perfect peace if you desire nothing.” —Kobun Otagawa
  • “Nothing’s going to come to you by sitting around and waiting for it.” —Zoe Kazan
  • “It often shows a fine command of language to say nothing.” —Anonymous     +
  • “We start, then, with nothing.” —Charles S. Peirce
  • “Saying nothing sometimes says the most.” —Emily Dickinson
  • “Nothing is born, nothing dies.” —Antoine-Laurent Lavoisier
  • “Develop a mind that clings to nothing.” —Diamond Sutra
  • “A witty saying proves nothing.” —Voltaire
  • “Thanks for nothing.” —Adoring Fans Everywhere    +    +    +    +    +

Current Issue

We thought our current issue was procrastination, but that’s a past issue. Click to view the latest.

        saying nothing . . .
        the guest, the host
        the white chrysanthemum
                                   —Ryota Oshima