The Sound in Silence – A Poem


The Sound in the Silence

I drink the running water
of Your silent words
which kiss me
as a breeze kisses parched sand—
lifting it up
and carrying it away to
places that promise
the abundant beauty
of water, trees, and roses
and the adventure of changes in season.

Emboldened by desire,
I respond.
My answer echoes
sure and clear,
pronouncing sentence upon myself.

I hear Your Word,
savoring the silent sound of Your voice
within my heart,
discerning Your thoughts
that fill the heights and depths
of silence
with resounding music.

I will follow You
into the deserts where You stand
away from everything,
recollected in a peace and an understanding
completely Your own.

I speak noise.
Your language is silence.
But how You communicate!
Master of subtleties and inspirations.

I come to learn how to speak
how to find the meaning of my noise
and then to say all
and to contain it
within the realm of Your holy silence.

– By Sister Rose Marie, C.P.
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5 thoughts on “The Sound in Silence – A Poem

  1. As soon as I commenced reading this beautiful poem I knew that Sister Rose Marie had written it in adoration of God. Sister’s poetry should be published in a book for all to enjoy.

  2. Thank you! This poem is exquisite! It speaks to the mystery of Sister’s Divine Union with Him; in a place where those who are truly in love do not need words to communicate. It is wonderful!

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