segunda-feira, 18 de janeiro de 2010

In silence

Be still.
Listen to the stones of the wall.
Be silent, they try
to speak your name.
to the living walls.
Who are you?
Who are you?
Whose silence are you?
Who (be quiet)
are you? (as these stones
are quiet).
Do not think of what you are
still less of
what you may one day be.
be what you are (but who?)
be the unthinkable one
you do not know.
O be still, while
you are still alive,
and all things live around you
speaking (I do not hear)
to your own being,
speaking by the unknown
that is in you and in themselves.
“I will try, like them
to be my own silence:
and this is difficult.
The wholeworld is secretly on fire
The stones burn,
even the stones they burn me.
How can a man be still or
listen to all things burning?
How can he dare to sit with them
when all their silence is on fire?”
Thomas Merton

1 comentário:

  1. Lindo texto. Passando aqui para desejar-lhe um final feliz de semana, agradecer-lhe sua presença no Arca e deixar-lhe o meu carinho e amizade. Beijos.