Ode to Silence
Steadily does our bush track descend
Into filtered light most mellow
It draws us along and beyond each bend
With its softening, radiant yellow.
Down deeper and deeper slowly we go
Through leafy cathedrals vast
Till reaching a point of stillness below
In silence now, at last.
Closely that silence embraces us
With a cloak of soothing healing
Dissolving all the worry and fuss
That our daily lives keep dealing.
With jangled nerves untangling now
My listening heart does waken
I hear it make a solemn vow
Oh silence, be not forsaken!
This vow is as a fiery seed
Which grows in force and radiance
Responding to our daily need
For amelioration through silence.
The heart thus charged with inner strength
Flows forth its benefaction
In this transformational wavelength
We discover Silence as Action.