Silence

A day of silence

Can be a pilgrimage in itself.

A Day of Silence
Can help you listen
To the Soul play
Its marvelous lute and drum.

Is not most talking
A crazed defense of a crumbling fort?

I thought we came here
To surrender to Silence,

To yield to Light and Happiness,

To Dance within
In celebration of Love's Victory!

I Heard God Laughing: Renderings of Hafiz
by Daniel Ladinsky. Mobius Press, Oakland, CA, pp. 129.