From the forest branches fading
Self-sacrifice to a huge silence.
Dark formlessness settled over all
Of land and water.As shadows, as particles,
Fused with endless night.I came to rest
At the altar of the stars.Alone, amazed,
Upwards with hands clasped and said,
"Sun, you have removed
Your rays: show now your loveliest,
That I may see the Person who dwells in
me as in you."
I weave a silence on 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 heart to temptations.
Calm me as You stilled the storm.
Still me, keep me from harm.
Let all tumult within me cease.
Enfold me in Your peace.