Apoem by Gilbert Berg, inspired by time he and Adeline spent in Bryce Canyon, Utah, earlier this year. The photographs are also courtesy of the Bergs.
Silence That Speaks Mud, lime, sand and ash Over aeons of time – The Creator’s raw materials For towering limestone pillars, Massive sandstone arches And sheer, formidable cliffs – A world that takes away my breath and my words.
The silent rocks, need no words Yet speak their loud soliloquy. Without a word they shout their hidden truth And create a wordless harmony – Ancient, noiseless words of majesty.
So I am left to wonder how or why Such beauty and such large delights Ever came to be.
Gilbert Berg and his wife Adeline are both retired from full-time employment and now take time for part-time work (highway driving and teaching). Other important involvements include family, friendships and traveling. They find meaningful opportunities for connection, worship and reflection at saint benedict’s table.