On Silence - And Even Now I Feel Summer Slipping Away
The gold of evening is closing,
drawing in, tightening.
The light is losing. It is
a little frightening
how fast August goes.
Others have noticed this.
The cat on his concealed switchblade toes
comes by, and what he says
is silent, but enlightening.
- Ursula K. Le Guin, in Incredible Good Fortune
Only in silence the word,
Only in dark the light,
Only in dying life:
Bright the hawk's flight on the empty sky
- Ursula K. Le Guin, in A Wizard of Earthsea
There have been a number of interesting bits about the silence of the Word around -
I commend to you these resources:
Fr. Jonathan Tobias
Fr. Dcn. Matthew Steenburg - ‘God is there, where the understanding does not reach’
David Dickens at Nothing Hypothetical