This is based on the story of Elijah in the cave, when God's voice is heard in the 'sound of silence'. It was also inspired by a seminar given by theologian Paula Gooder


Extract from the poem:

God in the gaps
That still small voice
That sheer sound of silence
Not in the expected dramatic happenings
But in the unusual
In the gaps
In that thin moment after breathing out
Before breathing back in
In that whispery pause before the service begins
And the shuffling lull as it comes to an end
In the unexpected places
The un-spiritual zones
The surprising moments
The disorganised moments
The disruptive moments
In the shadowed nooks
In the dusty corners
In the cluttered places...


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