SOLITUDEBy: Darrelyn Tutt
I have a very quiet friend,Her name is solitude;She fills the busy world of talk,With silent interlude.
She speaks a tranquil language true,Yet never fills the air,With simple talk or idle chatAnd yet I know she’s there.
For solitude communicates,A message of her own;Her presence simply speaking,“Come away and come alone.”
In conduct so becoming,And an invitation free;She offers timely friendshipAnd she wisely counsels me.
I have a very quiet friend,Her name is solitude;No other friend so faithful been,As silent ... interlude.----For thus says the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel;“In returning and rest you shall be saved,In quietness and confidence shall be your strength.”Isaiah 30:15a