Poets Walk: "silence will calm"

Poets Walk: "silence will calm"

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Friends Meeting Wherever We Are by David Michael Nixon


Today, I have heard too much

    of my own voice.

    May I sit in stillness

    and listen for the light

    within me.

If no light comes,

    silence will calm me.

    When light appears,

    may I hear it

    and speak its truth.

May others sit

    until light comes.

    May I hear theirs

    and they hear mine.

Then no one's voice

    will be too much.

    Each will speak

    inner truth

    and each will hear.


David Michael Nixon, "Friends Meeting Wherever We Are" from The Homestead Review no 26 (2009). Used by permission of the author.