Preach Magazine Issue 1 - Creativity and innovation in preaching - Page 52

52 POEM Silence By Catherine James There are sounds in our silence. A bird’s wings beat percussion. There is a metallic glitter In the leaves that shake in the high branches. Children’s voices from a far garden Echo and re-echo, And the air carries The distant pounding of the great sea. The traffic of the nearer roads Blurs to a murmur, And each path reverberates With footfalls. Lord, you are the Master Musician, And you are at the deep centre of all stillness. Grant us your silence, Your peace, To carry with us Into the noise and motion Of our days. LWPT8173 - Preach Magazine - Issue 1 v3.indd 52 17/10/2014 12:54:10