O' But The Best
"And all the air a solemn stillness holds"
O' but the best
to capture what is inmost
and feel the rise unknown,
of what is born in the stillness,
that's always hushed at the edge,
of cloaked and cleaved awareness.
This poem was inspired by a line from an 18th century poem by Thomas Gray, The words "solemn stillness" suggest how we are brought to a reflective awareness through the analytic experience. At some point there may come a silent sharing, that solemn stillness where out of nothing comes something: understanding.