I like to rest in Your Presence.
I like to sail then across the infinite ocean of silence,
and with my eyes wide shut to see
what is unseeable and unrecognizable.
Far behind me all the noise of this world dies
and I am floating on silence,
hearing it speak loudly to my heart.
I like so to cross alone the skies of my dreams.
It is quiet all around and always so beautiful.
In every nook of my thoughts I find traces of Your love.
You outrun me at all times and tirelessly prepare the table
for a lonesome wanderer.
I like to reach the places where
silence, clothed in heavenly music,
not ceasing to be silence, though,
becomes also the perfection of the Word.
that only You can do
what is unachievable,
what is impossible and unimaginable.
Yes, I know
that what escapes the senses
can only be known in You –
O my Christ.
translated by Ewa Samotyj-Hess