I thought this was a rather moving poem. You can read it in its entirety here https://www.familyfriendpoems.com/poem/be-silent-with-me
The Christmas Carol ‘Silent Night‘ was originally a poem written by Father Joseph Mohr called “Stille Nacht”. Story has it he asked Franz Xaver Gruber to write a melody to accompany the poem on guitar when the organ at St Nicholas parish church was not functioning in the Christmas Eve of 1818. Gruber had the music done and the carol was played for the first time that night at the Christmas Eve service.
I enjoyed the first mystery in this series last year and I‘m hoping to read this second installment this year. Police chief Kate Burkholder works in Painters Mill, Ohio, where she was raised as part of the Amish community. The titles of the first 3 in the series play with “silence” in the title. #silent