A Bright Sadness: All Human Eloquence is Mute

He was created of a mother whom He created.
He was carried by hands that He formed.
He cried in the manger in wordless infancy,
He the Word, without whom all human eloquence is mute.
~Augustine

It turns the mind inside out~
created inside His creation,
cradled within an earthly embrace by way of heaven,
bathed while cleansing the bather
filled from emptying breast to become food for the hungry.

In the beginning
the Word breathed and articulated life
with such eloquence,
knowing its utterance must
come from human lips and tongue and throat

whether as
infant’s cry,
toddler’s chuckle,
child’s whisper,
adult’s prayer of praise,
the aged’s last sigh.

We, who are ineloquent
aside from the Word,
are speechless, listening.

2 thoughts on “A Bright Sadness: All Human Eloquence is Mute

  1. This is ALL incredible, touching, sacred sweetness and nourishing, delicious food for the soul….TRUTH and REALITY in every thought!…simply, nakedly said with the eyes and the gift of faith and understanding….
    Thank you.

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  2. Yes, very “YES” Emily, and “Yes” also to aliceny…..for each and every word you gave to us. Merci bien, Andreaming

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