Beyond silence

Straining to hear
the voice of God over the hum
of life; the drone & drum
of the washing machine.

Beyond the doors,
a bird solicits sex;
behind the brain, electric
chatter & whine; the idea

of silence unthinkable 
since the first sound created
by the Spirit of God, brooding
on the restless deep.

About Rosalind C Hughes

Rosalind C Hughes is a priest and author living near the shores of Lake Erie. After growing up in England and Wales, and living briefly in Singapore, she is now settled in Ohio. She serves an Episcopal church just outside Cleveland. Rosalind is the author of A Family Like Mine: Biblical Stories of Love, Loss, and Longing , and Whom Shall I Fear? Urgent Questions for Christians in an Age of Violence, both from Upper Room Books. She loves the lake, misses the ocean, and is finally coming to terms with snow.
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