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April 14, 2022

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Four Poems Born from Stillness

In the stillness of the quiet, if we listen, we can hear the whisper of the heart giving strength to weakness, courage to fear, hope to despair.

– Howard Thurman –

Four Poems Born from Stillness

“When I was a child and my mother needed me to entertain myself, she would give me a poem
to memorize. So began a lifelong love affair with poetry. There are so many poets I love; and
new ones I discover each day. I’ve written poems for most of my adult life. They emerge
through deep stillness. Through paying attention to what is stirring in my heart, and what is
happening in the world around me. Most of what I write begins and ends in my journals. The
poems that have a life beyond my journals are mostly the ones that have shown up nearly fully
formed, as if a voice from beyond the veil is asking me to take dictation and then do whatever
tidying up I feel is invited. These poems have all been gifts for me, helping me to see something
new or in a new way. I pray they are gifts for you.” Episcopal priest, poet and peace-builder Rev. Charles Gibbs shares four of his poems here. { read more }

Be The Change

Consider spending some time in stillness today, and pay attention to what might want to emerge from that quiet space.

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