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I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives
This poem was written many years ago, and over those years, I have always been pleasantly surprised, both by its simplicity and the way it continues to represent the simplest possible gift at the heart of any legacy I might leave, most especially the line - ‘And the words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want.’ In laying out the book, Still Possible, the poem kept calling to me to be included amongst all the new work; so as not to be disobliging, I heeded the call.
ONE DAY One day I will say the gift I once had has been taken. The place I have made for myself belongs to another, and the words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want. Then I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives. And if my faith is good then we'll meet again on the road and we'll be thirsty and stop and laugh and drink together again from the deep well of things as they are. -from Still Possible
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