Thursday, August 15, 2013

Poetry Jam & Friday Flash 55 "The Sound of Silence"



The Sound of Silence

Have you ever touched
the sound of silence,
stood in its embrace,

marveled that its stillness
is often vibrant, fragrant,
even intoxicating?

A gift often unexpected,
thrilling, stunning
if we pause to listen?

I asked my five year old
if he had ever touched silence.
"Of course.  It's a prayer
to and from my heart."

by Margaret Bednar, August 15, 2013

This is for Poetry Jam "The Sound of Silence" and Friday Flash 55.   The photos are from a few of my walks over the past few days.




26 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that last part... wow...

Brian Miller said...

whar a zinger of a quote by your little one....he has been taught well...love the pic of the horses too...

kaykuala said...

A 5 yr old's realization is always a natural reaction. Bodes well for the future! Great write Marge!

Hank

Brian Miller said...

and hey if you make it to lynchburg pop me a line....

informingarts said...

How do children get so much wiser than us?

Mama Zen said...

Margaret, I just love this!

TALON said...

Beautiful, Margaret! Both photos and words.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

Lovely. Silence goes too much unappreciated these days.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

So beautiful, as are the glorious photos. The images fairly leap off the page! such beauty!

Mary said...

Margaret, what a truly beautiful response to the 'silence' prompt; and your son's answer just blew me away!! Lovely, lovely poetry!

forgetmenot said...

Margaret, Another exceptional post. Your photos are lovely, and, as always, I love your poem. Who would have thought that so much could be said about "silence" and said so eloquently. Mickie :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Aww... priceless!

Mary Ann Potter said...

The five-year old is very wise. Out of the mouths of babes...

A beautiful response to this prompt!

G-Man said...

Margaret...
I bet even your dog writes poetry and paints portraits!!
Holy Cow does your family have a thing for the Arts.
Loved your Pastoral 55
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week End

Loredana Donovan said...

Your 5-year old said that? Amazing! Lovely poem and beautiful photos. I especially like the deer with the flowers in the foreground. Great composition :)

Wayne Pitchko said...

nicely done.....thanks for sharing

Helen said...

Margaret,

Your son's response says so much about his essence .. and of yours. A lovely poem, I always enjoy your photography.

turtlememoir said...

"a prayer to and from my heart" - yes... that's lovely

girlwiththepen1118 said...

brilliant conclusion dear! Magnificent photography as always! I've always felt silence voice like Eden's surroundings. I'm always blessed to take a deep breath of your aromatic writing, Sincerely & faithfully,
Debbie

Vagabonde said...

What a lovely poem! I also like the picture with the duck a lot – the whole post is a joy to read and look at.

kelvin s.m. said...

...ah, a real treat of a priceless moment... loved it... smiles...

kelvin s.m. said...

...and i hope you don't mind me saying you have a gift in taking pictures... splendidly amazing shots...

LadyCat said...

Such a sweet and touching comment from a child's heart. Love the dear photo!

LadyCat said...

That would be "deer" photo. But it is "dear' too : )

alan1704 said...

This is quite beautiful and very touching, i love the feeling.

liv2write2day said...

You have so much talent, Margaret. This is so beautiful and the photography is exquisite.