Thursday, April 19, 2012

"Q" is for Quiet...

perceptions + quotes + reality =

A to Z Challenge~


…the soft whirring of a fan…
…a brook tripping over stones…

...a bird singing his tune...
…the reeds gently swaying in the breeze…
…paint brushes dancing across the canvas…
…tears streaming down my face…
…a candle glowing in a room…
…gentle rains trickling off the trees…
…an eagle in majestic flight…
…kittens purring by my side…
…the humming of the light welcoming me home…
…these are the things that are..
Quiet


“In quiet moments when you think about it, you recognize what is critically important in life and what isn’t. Be wise and don’t let good things crowd out those that are essential.”

By Elder Richard G. Scott


34 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

A word I get too much of "Quiet".

Loved your post anout the word , an excellent choice.

Yvonne.

eileeninmd said...

Lovely poem and a pretty bird. Great post. Have a wonderful day!

Susan Roebuck said...

That's lovely...beautiful in fact. It
invokes such peace. But I hope tears aren't streaming down your face :-(

Old Kitty said...

Quiet things are the most beautiful in their subtlety! Take care
x

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

A few of my favorite things and how I find my equilibrium.

Gail said...

All wonderful things

Melissa Bradley said...

Beautiful imagery. They each embody quiet and just reading them in this form puts one into a tranquil frame of mind.

Sandra said...

I treasure quiet, love quiet. beautiful photo, it looks like satin. thanks for stopping by my blog.

Daisy said...

I love this poem and photo, Tracy. You really captured the word "quiet" very well.

SherryE said...

Lovely poem! So relaxing!

Margaret (Peggy or Peg too) said...

Aaah.....I need to be in my hammock and play this in my head.

TexWisGirl said...

i love quiet. if i don't get enough of it, i go mad.

Ginny said...

Love the Cedar Waxwing, did you take the picture? I like your quiet list, some of them do make sound, but are quiet in feel!!!

Nancy said...

What a beautiful post....I have to have quiet...It is a necessary part of my life.....I love your list...

Out on the prairie said...

gentle thoughts and lovely shot on the waxwing,i just saw a few yesterday

melody-mae said...

Lovely poem today Tracy! Very pretty...& yes, both of us did quiet for the challenge, imagine that! ;)

*Sheila* said...

Aaah quiet, so essential to my well being. You have captured it perfectly.
Lovely!

Madi and Mom said...

What a splendid picture of the Cedar Waxwing and a lovely verse.
Hugs C
Madi says hi to Angel Kitty and her
Hurricane.

Stephen Tremp said...

Awesome poem and great quote. I do appreciate my quiet time.

mare ball said...

"Quiet" is the word for many bloggers today. It's appropriate as we all, in solitude, travel thought the a-z link list. Very nice.

Patricia Stoltey said...

I love quiet things, but don't seem to get enough. Maybe if I spent some time in the library...

Patricia

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Ah, quiet. I love it! I love it in the early morning and late at night when things settle down, it's dark, and all you can hear are birds (in the morning) or the creaks of the house and soft sounds of kitties moving.

I love the images in the your poem. The bird photo is stunning--I love birds, though I don't know how to identify a lot of them.

Munir said...

Lovely poem and lovely things in it. I like the way you describe the light. It does seem like the light hums when it is very quite doesn't it!

Tyrean Martinson said...

Beautiful, reflective post . . . quiet is important for life!

jen@ living a full life said...

Great post, sage advice in the quote.

Julie said...

Another beautiful piece, it was relaxing just to read it. And I love the photo of the bird, how pretty!

Lynda R Young said...

You've captured quiet beautifully!

Paula Martin said...

Lovely images - but I live on my own, and sometimes get too much 'quiet'.

Wanda said...

Very lovely poem...And the image is so nice too.

I did a Workshop several years ago on the Spiritual Disciplines.

Silence and Solitude are two that are very powerful disciplines, and not practiced very much in our society.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

Your poem has a peacefulness that's nice

M said...

Very nice...I love my time at work...I get in extra early so I can be there all alone.

Happy A-Z April!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tracy, I have learned alot about being 'quiet' from my husband --who can be a man with few words at times...

I used to have the radio and/or TV on in almost every room. Of course, at that time, I lived alone --and needed the 'company'... These days, sometimes the radio and/or TV is never even on at all... We enjoy the quiet...

We don't use AC much in the summer--but we do have lots of rotating fans all throughout the home.... I love sleeping with the sound of a fan whirling....

Have a great weekend.
Hugs,
Betsy

Stephanie V said...

I love this post. I am a seeker of quiet - these all strike a chord in me.

Maggie said...

Reading your words
feels
soothing
I love all those quiet sounds