Should my tongue be tied by stroke
listen to me as if I spoke
and said to you, "My dear, my friend,
stay here a while and take my hand;
my voice is hindered by this clot,
but silence says what I cannot,
and you can answer as you please
such undemanding words as these.
Or let our conversation be
a mute and patient amity,
sitting, all the words bygone,
like a stone beside a stone.
it takes a while to learn to talk
the long language of the rock."
Ursula Le Guin
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Posted by Jim McDermott, S.J. at 5:46 AM