“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Monday, February 4, 2013

At Times ...

A call for silence,
a time to regenerate,
these needs keen loudly.

Rustling leaves take pause.
Technology’s shrillness too
wanes respectfully.

Within the stillness,
new growth finds a safe harbor.
Restoration starts.


Karen said...

Oh, I am pondering this one Judy. What I find so fascinating about your poems, is the ability they have to make me really reflect upon your words, and the possible meaning. The meaning that you may be trying to convey, but more often than not, my personal take on the poem. I'll have to get back to you on this one. Upon the initial read, I am wondering if "stillness" as in a motionless state, can be a catalyst for regeneration.

Gail said...

HI JUDY - beautiful imag and powerful poem. Silence at times is scary, as it insists we "know"...some days I do believe I do not want to know - but alas, this passes and in knowing I surrender and I am empowered. Directed.
And so it begins.\Love to you

Muffie said...

I'm looking out my window at the cold, somewhat barren landscape that is winter in these parts. I realize that much activity occurs now beneath that surface, and before too long, new growth will occur. I love your connection with the stillness and our need to quiet ourselves. Only then can we expect a regrowth. Beautiful thoughts here!

Dan Digmann said...

Love this poem, Judy! Absolutely, a call for silence. And it all works so well. The other day I posted on Facebook, "Sometimes it's nice to just sit and shut out the world. At least for two minutes each day. That leaves 23 hours and 58 minutes for you to really give a rip about what's going on around you. And the world won't miss you for those 120 seconds." It's just about taking the time to hush and breathe so you can face everything the world is throwing at you. Thanks for the reminder. Dan

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I agree with Karen...a way to make me think. I hope for new growth as I keep resting some

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Karen, perhaps my poems engage you in thinking about issues because that is what I do when writing these poems – try to come to an understanding about particular issues. With respect to that, it is usually by engaging in an attitude of inner silence that I can find enough clarity to satisfy my goal of achieving clarity.

Gail, you describe the process perfectly.

Muff, yes, in quieting oneself, one can allow regrowth.

Dan, it is amazing how we believe that taking the time out to quiet oneself will make us miss something when, in fact, it is quite the opposite.

Kim, I guess my own process of quieting so I can think is contagious!