Saturday, July 19, 2014

A thunderous commitment

A thunderous commitment                                                                     

You didn’t observe silence
so much as drop speech –

emerging from the Jhopdi one morning
to go scrupulously about Your business

without the accoutrement of words.
Brabazon said You were

the personification of God’s silence
which has labored and endured

intrinsically since time began. 
You stopped speaking and where speech

would seem essential, carried on without it,
Your silence becoming an oddity to most

and a thunderous commitment to others –
a statement of a sort –

delving deeper into the scheme of things
than human expression would allow.

O child of God, the mystery of His silence
is the everyday mystery of existence.

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