Quietness

QUIETNESS

Amador T. Daguio

I am lover of quietness-

Unechoed songs within a silent heart,

A silver pond, a statued loveliness

Where words can take no part.

I love the quiet ways of memory,

The quiet looks to give you loving praise,

The quiet secrets of my misery

Through quiet nights and days.

The quiet mountains of the earth I love,

The moving clouds, the sun, the dewy leaf.

My quiet questioning of God above,

My quiet, tearless grief.