Until Later

There is a hush over August. Its quietude invites every Jackself to take as one’s own Hopkins’ interior monologue: “Let be, call off thoughts awhile.” Words, too, need a rest. Only in silence can we hear the psalmist: Be still, and know that I Am God.

Emile Bernard. Madeleine in the Bois d'Amour on the River Aven. (late 1900s). Musée d'Orsay, Paris.
Emile Bernard. Madeleine in the Bois d’Amour on the River Aven. (late 1900s). Musée d’Orsay, Paris.

Until later. And with glad wishes for a sweet summer’s end.