Utterance

Sitting over words
very late I have heard a kind of whispered sighing
not far
like a night wind in pines or like the sea in the dark
the echo of everything that has ever
been spoken
still spinning its one syllable
between the earth and silence

W.S. Merwin in “A Book of Luminous Things, An International Anthology of Poetry” Edited by Czeslaw Milosz 1996, Harvest Book

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About Terri C Pilarski

I am an Episcopal priest serving a delightfully progressive, interesting, creative congregation. I have been married more than half my life to the same man. We have two grown children, plus two dogs and two cats, although the number of four legged household members changes from time to time. I love to garden, knit, read, and play on Facebook or with my blog. I have been a practitioner of daily meditation since I was nineteen. I practice yoga five days a week and walk every where I am able too.
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3 Responses to Utterance

  1. Purple says:

    Silence is a powerful language. Catching up on your silent retreat…so glad you were able to do this with all that has/is going on.

  2. Jan says:

    That is evocative. Thank you. Thank you for your friendship.

  3. are you taking care of yourself?

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