Am I talking to myself?

20 Apr 2022 | Believers | 0 comments

They tell me, Lord, that when I seem

To be in speech with you,

Since you make no replies, it’s all a dream

One talker aping two.


And so it is, but not as they

Falsely believe. For I

Seek in myself the thing I meant to say,

And lo! The wells are dry.


Then, seeing me empty, you forsake

The listener’s part, and through

My dumb lips breathe and into utterance wake

The thought I never knew.


Therefore, you neither need reply

Nor can; for while we seem

Two talking, thou art one forever; and I

No dreamer, but thy dream.


C.S. Lewis (1898-1963), 1938.

Notes from the Compiler


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