Silence is a true companion

I need lots of it, so much

Silence feeds me, makes me blossom

Fully human, really in touch


Silence makes me listen

The untold wanting to tell

Suddenly the words are streaming

In me, out me, like a well


Silence, I am all wide open

Silence, I am calmly alert

In this silence words can blossom

Like the singing of a bird


A silent emptiness

A silent welcoming

A silent nothingness


Yet, there is the fullness of the words

There is the joy of deep connection

Of sharing what has not been heard


I love silence

The unique sense of peace it brings

I love silence

The unexpected presents it has in its wings


Silence, my dearest friend

I will treasure you till the end


Agnes M Boes