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Fishing in the Keep of Silence

I crave a certain quiet and solitude each week. Linda Gregg wrote this remarkable poem about God taking a break as well. I am glad to hear that God is enjoys poetry. I suspect God takes a sabbath to renew the poetic and artistic energies required for the continued unfolding of the universe and for it to go ahead beautifully. In the silence, we fish for the wisdom that keeps our lives unfolding and proceeding beautifully.

There is a hush now while the hills rise up

and God is going to sleep. He trusts the ship

of Heaven to take over and proceed beautifully

as he lies dreaming in the lap of the world.

He knows the owls will guard the sweetness

of the soul in their massive keep of silence,

looking out with eyes open or closed over

the length of Tomales Bay that the herons

conform to, whitely broad in flight, white

and slim in standing. God, who thinks about

poetry all the time, breathes happily as He

repeats to Himself: There are fish in the net,

lots of fish this time in the net of the heart.

About ivonprefontaine

I am a retired educator who is currently completing a PhD. Prior to teaching, I worked in private industry for 15 years and returned to university to earn my education degree. For the last 17 years I taught, I was a teacher in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. My dissertation topic is how teachers experience becoming who they are as teachers, as human subjects.

14 responses »

  1. Loved this poem! It has a Sufi flavor, like Rumi, of whom i am sure you have heard. Thank you for this sharing. Indeed. Warm Wishes, Tasha

  2. What a peaceful visual…perfect for this early morning read..

  3. Blissful, very soothing.🙂

  4. jalal michael sabbagh.

    Linda Gregg’s poem is more than words ,Inspiring thoughts ,God ‘s love is at work even if he takes a break or sleeps.Thank you for liking my post ( Loving my woman..) Have a pleasant day.jalal..

  5. “God, who thinks about poetry all the time” – as many of us do too! A wonderful poem.

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