Sunday, September 11, 2011

Be still

Be still.
Listen to the stones of the wall.
Be silent, they try
To speak your

to the living walls.
Who are you?
are you? Whose
Silence are you?

Who (be quiet)
Are you (as these stones
Are quiet.) Do not
Think of what you are
Still less of
What you may one day be.
Be what you are (but who?) be
The unthinkable one
You do not know.

Thomas Merton
photo:  Peter Bowers