Nothing Left to Say

No Words

Dark and dark toward the bottom of the deep
Dark and deep and silent; what word could make
Better? Only silence answers music.
Forbid a further word, spoken to abyss,
To give life to death again. Rest in peace and

O word of life, listen to the silence of your lambs!
Sheol shall not praise you! Sorrow cannot sing!
Return your fearful light and strengthen us to
Tremble. Rightly call us cursed, and we shudder.
Cease not judging, Grace! Suffer to let us hear you still


For A.R.T.