Silence, a Poem

Within each of us there is a silence,

a silence as vast as the universe...

When we experience that silence, we remember

who we are, creatures of the stars,

created from time and space, created from silence...

Silence is our deepest nature, our home,

our common ground, our peace...

Silence is where God dwells.  We yearn to be there.

The experience of silence is now so rare,

that we must guard and treasure it.

This is especially true for shared silence.

Adapted from Gunilla Norris, Shared Silence


  • How is silence your deepest nature?
  • Describe a moment of shared silence. Who or what was present? What was its gift to you?
  • Write an alpha poem using the word SILENCE. Each letter in SILENCE begins a new line.