There is in all visible things an invisible fecundity,
a dimmed light, a meek namelessness, a hidden wholeness.
This mysterious unity and integrity is wisdom…
There is in all things an inexhaustible sweetness and purity,
a silence that is a foundation of action and joy.
It rises up in gentleness and flows out to me
from the unseen roots of all created being.
from Hagia Sophia by Thomas Merton