Saturday, April 7, 2012

The Silent Day

On this Holy Saturday--the in between day, the day where we wait in silence and unknowing--another poem for your consideration and meditation, this one from artist Jan Richardson's wonderful blog called The Painted Prayerbook:

Therefore I Will Hope
A Blessing for Holy Saturday

I have no cause
to linger beside
this place of death

no reason
to keep vigil
where life has left

and yet I cannot go,
cannot bring myself
to cleave myself
from here

can only pray
that this waiting
might yet be a blessing
and this grieving
yet a blessing
and this stone
yet a blessing
and this silence
yet a blessing

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