The sun sets on another day…
I watches the sun fall behind the trees. It was a slow drop, not painful or pressed, but just a slow progression to the lower area, where it fell out of my sight. As it fell, the scattered light reflected from the water on the ground, and there were sparkles everywhere. I felt for a moment as though I was lost in a kaleidoscope, then smiled as night closed in.
After enjoying the sparkles for a moment I thought I would share another poem from 2000. I wrote a lot that year, and later published a book of poetry. As with most books of poetry it did so-so. Still, I enjoyed it very much. Without further please enjoy, Silence.
Pounding down from around with unknown might
Making me feel the things I did not feel
And know the things I did not know
Allowing me to see beyond what was
And see what is and what might be
Long time friend and bitter enemy
Saying words unspoken and feelings unfelt
Making sure I know myself from within
As only I can know me
Showing me the light without direction
That comes from a place deep inside me
And shows me a way that I know
To be true to me and my path
Feeling what I know is and what will be for all time
Sighing at the feelings that delve within my soul
Bitter at the prospect of learning
But knowing I know more from the quiet teacher of my soul: Silence
So as the sun sets on another day, I shared this as I wrote on Facebook for a moment to someone I should have just ignored. Sometimes we just need silence to really understand. sometimes we just need silence to learn, and, well, sometimes we just need silence. Take your time, learn the ways you can, and enjoy your time each day, no matter what.
Sleep sweet, love life, and embrace the quiet…