I know the words
The long-learned words
With which this view is framed
These slats of wood I crafted round
Yet there it lies, unshut before me
The rawness of the world
Behind my words I kneel, now
Afraid to stop their flow’s intent
In widening my wood
One day the words will be unspeakable
The splinters brushed aside
By the eye beyond the Opening
And we – the world and it’s child
Will speak in unbroken silence
Stephen Tanham is a Director of the Silent Eye School of Consciousness, a not-for-profit teaching school of modern mysticism that helps people find a personal path to a deeper place within their internal and external lives.
The Silent Eye provides home-based, practical courses which are low-cost and personally supervised. The course materials and corresponding supervision are provided month by month without further commitment.