we hail you with joy

your silence
has sounded
than the jabber
of politics
and the clang
of military power;

out of deep darkness
your little lamp has
across the planet;
your stillness
has moved the world.

Taken from the oration given in honour of Aung San Suu Kyi when she received an honorary doctorate in Oxford, 20 June 2012. Submitted by Ailsa Holland.