By The Stream

Listening by the stream
as cool waters wash over my feet,
cleansing what has already passed, by,
on the previous stream
of listening.

Clear cool waters
wash over my spirit,
so my soul may dance,
another day,
as my feet taste
the delight
of the stream
that flows

and where the woodpecker taps
on the branches overhead
and the deer run in the underbrush.
Here, the butterflies also dance
through the trees,
and the ducks waddle
to find a more favored,
part of shore.

In my heart
I embrace all that I have found,
all that's been given,
and settle,
have peace,
and listen
to the sun that rises
in my heart each day.

Its words now only speak
of peace.

Poetry by Morning Star
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Written on 2013-06-16 at 21:49

Tags Reflective  Inspirational 

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Nils Teodor The PoetBay support member heart!
Simply beautiful
A true joy to read

Though I've doubted many things in my life, I've never once questioned the idea that nature heals and consoles and brings joy. I'm always grateful that when I go into nature I know I am in the presence of something far greater than I.

Your poem expresses this and so much more.


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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
A lovely quiet and peaceful poem. Its calm reflective of your heart I'm sure. You are at peace in this and it shows beautifully.


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The fourth stanza says what it took all my life to learn, and as your poem does, it all begins with listening and comes to peace and gratitude. You and I are blessed to have found our streams, though perhaps we just had to stop looking long enough to let them find us.

This is lovely:)
I like the imagery and the flow:)

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