In The Quiet of the Night

Aug 22, 2019 | Field Notes

In The Quiet of the Night

In the quiet of the night, long before dawn begins to seep towards the day, I take light breaths between remembering and hoping. The remembering goes on and on and as I sift between painful and pleasant memories my hope grows and grows as I recall all those who offered a hand, an ear, a heart along the way. 

In the quiet of the night, long before words are needed, I pray the primal prayer of silence and offer it to This All. In faith I believe “God” hears my prayer and guides me through the myths and stories spoken by others and offered to me as gift for the journey.

In the quiet of the night, long before my work begins and the tasks I need to do arrive, I rest in the warm embrace of Silence. It is this silence which energizes me for the work of the day and the conversations in the city during which the Quiet sets the tone for life.

In the quiet of the night each day begins.

12 Comments

  1. Marlene Bosch

    Love this reflection Michael and I relate to it as well. Thank you always for sharing your gift of poetry and Depth!

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  2. Michael Dallaire

    Thank you Marlene for your comments. I’m glad the post spoke to you. Do hope you are well.

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  3. Sue Evans

    I like this very muche

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  4. kelly

    Beautifully written and inspiring! thank you!

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    • Gerry Kelly

      This reflection came at a perfect time. Thanks Mike!!

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      • Michael Dallaire

        Thanks for your feedback Gerry. Hope things are well for you and all those at Galilee–a place of fond memories for me.

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  5. Bonnie dallaire

    Another beautiful poem that speaks to the heart. Thank you for sharing your gift of words.
    Bonnie D.

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    • Michael Dallaire

      Hi Bonnie. Thanks for your feedback. I do hope you are doing well and enjoying the end of summer days.

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  6. Bill Barrett

    That was great Michael. Even in retirement I continue to wake early, love your reflection in the power of that time. Thanks! Hope you are well?

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    • Michael Dallaire

      Hello Bill, Thanks for your feedback. Yes, that’s powerful time of night. Yes, I’m well enough and I hope you are as well. In solidarity. Michael

      Reply

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