Silence is praise
Lord, my soul is as deep as a river
As dense as a maze

I lie in wait like a wanted criminal
Watch in the dark
The leaves are still and there is silence in the park

My eyes glow like lamps without shades
A cat is beside me
In the silence of these glades

O these stars, all shards of my heart
Which yearns to take you in like the night
Now the sound of the silence is right

Hear! – Did you hear? – I heard its sigh
It moans like a beast
And drones like a fly

Silence is close by
Creeping and rolling like waves of the night
For once my thieving heart hears right