A still light in the middle of the whirlwind

“There are men opening their hands like books Intense surfaces without noise – the springs On smooth rock, in the unforeseen desert Silence is warm. It is quiet of an attentive Clarity. They open it – the dew Not always crossed by light It is always in the morning that the currents Open the writings…

Daniel Faria

Daniel Augusto da Cunha Faria (10/04/1971 – 09/06/1999) was a Portuguese poet and Catholic theologian. He graduated in Theology and then took a degree in Portuguese Studies at the Universidade do Porto.Β He was a novice at the Benedictine Monastery of Singeverga near Porto, Portugal. Poems There are men opening their hands like booksΒ (tr. Juliana Brina)…