Silence

August 28, 2011

I weave a silence onto my lips.
I weave a silence into my mind.
I weave a silence within my heart.
I close my ears to dis­trac­tions.
I close my eyes to attrac­tions.
I close my eyes to temptations.

Calm me, O Lord, as you stilled the storm.
Still me, O Lord, keep me from harm.
Let all tumult within me cease.
Enfold me, Lord, in your peace.

– from the Carmina Gadelica: Ortha nan Gaid­heal, Alexan­der Carmichael, 1900

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2 Responses to “Silence”

  1. Maggie Hajj said

    This came as I was working on my manuscript, SO THANKS A LOT! 🙂

  2. Suze said

    Don’t wish to add to this. It’s perfect.

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