My blog today is inspired by Haiku Heights prompt word for this week which is ‘Silence’
For many years I have had a quote on my shelf and I have no idea who said it but it brings me great comfort . . .
Let thy soul walk softly in thee
As a saint in Heaven unshod
For to be alone with silence
Is to be alone with God
My son used to say the most peaceful places are under the sea or on top of a mountain. He used to dive and he still climbs, so the first Haiku is for him . . .
In an underwater world
Stilled by silence
Any new mother will tell you that the most peaceful time is when her child is sleeping peacefully. As a grandmother this is still true . . .
Nestled in shadows,
In silence I watch her sleep,
An angel at rest
Sometimes, when there are no words that can help, only ‘time out’ will soothe the broken heart or the troubled mind . . .
Silence speaks softly
Solicitous to sorrow
Having travelled to Lourdes many times, I am constantly amazed that there can be 40,000 emotional people gathered in the underground basilica for a service but a gentle “Shhh!” will bring total silence . . .
Soft shushed to silence
In sickness and suffering
They stream into Lourdes
In silent contemplation
Wisdom is revealed
Beautiful. Thinking of you today. X
Thank you x Strange that you should think of me today as my husband just started chemotherapy today and my daughter is just 1 week away from having her first baby. TORN!!! I feel as if I am on the edge of a precipice!
Oh wow, I had no idea. You really were on my mind too, and often are. I am sad that you are holding that in your life, and I do hope your husband is okay? And that you are too. How wonderful about your daughter! Life works in wonderful and weird ways. Lots of love to you, hope people around you are looking after you too x x
the pics and your notings only add value to the haiku !
Thank you x I do love to set a context for my haiku. maybe if I was a brilliant poet I would not need to!!!
This is my fav post by far. Your hHaikus brings me such peace. The photos are outstanding as well. Keep up the inspiring work!
I am so glad the haiku and photos bring you pleasure and peace ~ I could ask for nothing more! The universe provides the most amazing experiences and opportunities and I am deeply grateful that I have the eyes to see and the words to express my feelings.
Beautiful craftsmanship. 🙂
Thank you so much, praise indeed! I am always delighted when fellow bloggers enjoy my words. It is a great community x
Seeking solitude – my favorite too! (although it was hard to pick!)
Thank you x I loved writing them x I think the quiet spiritual side of me loves the opportunity to be expressed. I delight in solitude and silence so that I can be still and think my own thoughts. Sadly neither is easy to find these days!
The seeking solitude is close to my heart. That type of silence is really the good type. Lovely
Definitely! I love swimming with my head just under the water so I can’t hear a thing. The sense of solitude is so wonderful
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Wonderful work. I really like all of these – especially the one that starts with Seeking Solitude. Great job.
Thank you! I love that one too x