Abbey on a Hill

concrete building

Here in the Abbey on a hill,

monks value words

enough to disuse, eschew excess

when hand gestures, eye contact,

connective silence

will do.

It is a very calm way of speaking,

fosters a healing atmosphere

for people seeking


they can hardly say

may soothe.

Anytime I’ve been able to visit dedicated holy places, there’s a sense of having arrived on a variation on social protocol. You are literally asked to grow quiet, without anyone saying anything. It is one of the most beautiful invitations. I love the Silence that seems to suit and surround the Holy.

For more POETRY FOR THE SOUL, please visit my Author Page on Amazon. My books also seek to be invitations to go deeper, to draw nearer the places that speak to you of God.

Published by Dayna E. Mazzuca

Inspiring Pause, because this moment matters

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