Please Don’t Break

by Anne Grizzle


After keeping silence together

where the only sounds are the wind’s

whistle, woodpeckers drumming, high

pitched melodic trills from half a mile away,

one’s own heartbeat and soul stirrings,

the Creator’s soft whispered care —

it’s hard to find a word that’s worthy

to break that clearest crystal space.

Anne Grizzle:
Anne Grizzle is an author, spiritual director, social worker and retreat leader who lives in Washington, DC. She offers training seminars and consultation on family of origin, conflict resolution, communication skills, family spirituality, and contemplative spirituality. Anne serves on the boards of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Leighton Ford Ministries and Amistad Mission. She is co-founder of chapters of Women of Vision in Houston and DC.
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