The Music of the Morning

The distant beep beep beep of a backing-up garbage truck
Residual rivulets of rain on the roof
Ringing in my ears

A Benedictine monk was told to repeat a Psalm over and over in his head
When it was all he could hear, he asked his superior what then.
Repeat it until you become it.

Without the outside distractions of beeping and running water,
the ringing becomes all consuming.
How can I turn down the dissonance and resonate with the truth?

psalmist

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  1. Really enjoyed this, and also love the illustration you chose to pair it with … very nice

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    • Jennifer Butler Basile

       /  December 31, 2015

      Thank you! Thought the illustration showed the beauty and rawness we all must integrate . . .

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