Thursday, December 19, 2019

a blanket of silence

woodcut by Harlan Hubbard
Advent is a time of waiting, 
     of expectation, 
          of silence.  
Waiting for our Lord to be born. 

A pregnant woman is so happy, 
     so content. 
She lives in such a garment of silence, 
and it is as though she were listening to hear 
     the stir of life within her. 

One always hears the stirring compared to 
     the rustling of a bird in the hand. 
But the intentness with which one awaits such stirring 
     is like nothing so much 
          as a blanket of silence.  

Dorothy Day

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