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First Line: God must have loved a silence for he laid
Last Line: And silent, old, unconquerable love?
Subject(s): Religion; Silence; Wellesley College; Theology


GOD must have loved a silence for He laid
A stillness on the sunset and the dawn,
Upon the moment when the bird has gone
Leaving a note, high hung within the glade,
More sweet than when he sang it; noons that pass
Too full of forest changelessness for sound,
Creeping of little frosts along the ground,
Silence of growth among the summer grass.

God must have deeply loved the silences
For is there one of us who has not known
Promptings to silence that he speaks not of?
What of an old remorse, a hope that is
Too deeply hoped, what of a grief outgrown,
And silent, old, unconquerable love?





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