Sunday, September 10, 2006

Quiet Things



Have you ever listened to the silent sounds
a canoe slipping through the water
a paintbrush against the canvas?

Have you ever heard
your bare feet on the sandy beach
Have you noticed the stars sing
and have you heard the snow fall?

Have you listened to the autumn leaves
all shades of chrysanthemums drift to the grass
and the early morning mist fall like vapor in the pine trees?
Have you ever heard birds in flight?
The softest breeze?

Have you ever had life whisper to you
that you are a part of all that is good?
That you can rise above all your afflictions
rise above every limitation
lift over the clouds of sorrowand bloom as beautifully
as anything made?

Have you had your wordlessness
acknowledge with deep appreciation
for your every blessing
and the joy of being alive in all these quiet things?

If you have a dream of quiet things
even for a few brief moments
draw your chair up beside mine.
Whatever I have not thought of ... you will
and it is all the better shared.

samuru

http://samuru999.blogspot.com/

41 comments:

my life.... said...

nice pictures... :)

Krystyna said...

The great poem and picture.
I like autumn with nice weather and colorful leaves.
Thanks and best wishes to you!!

deepsat said...

beautiful words again!!!

;-))

Keshi said...

Margie wrote that...she's a hoot! Huggggggggggz Margie!

Keshi.

Anonymous said...

Have you ever had life whisper to you that you are a part of all that is good?

Wonderful. I was just at her site after vsiting here.

serenity said...

Beautiful....every single line.

Etchen said...

What a wonderful post!

Meg said...

As always, very beautiful. Hope things are well with you...lovely weather we are having here in Wis., huh?

ufukhati said...

Kuan Gung,

I can hear the sound of your beautiful heart.
Nice piece.

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you my life and yes I agree krystyna, autumn has its beauty, a promise for rebirth in spring...

Kuan Gung said...

anonymous...she has an incredible amount of such great verse there...it's worth a visit...often...thank you

Kuan Gung said...

I agree deepsat and yes keshi...she does pen some very special verse...

Kuan Gung said...

ufukhati...thank you for your kind words...

Kuan Gung said...

serenity,etchen and meg...I sgree...that's Margie, a kindred soul...and yes meg, it's been raining all day and I'd say, a bit cool! Thank you

Kalpana said...

We can feel it. A great experience as I went thru...

EXSENO said...

Not only are the words beautiful, but one of my favorite songs is playing. What more could anyone ask for. Thank you!

Neers said...

this IS so beautiful!!
and heyy Kuan... :) {thats a wideeee grinnn }

Neers said...

kuan... i did have good sleep! :)

drama diva said...

This is very good and so inspiring

danne said...

Cool blogg. I got stuck here this morning. I will borrow some of the quotes if you don't mind. best wishes

s0ulasylum said...

//and it is all the better shared//

all the better shared indeed! this ones a fabulous piece! thnks for sharing! :)

cheers!

priya said...

She is indeed a great poet!!! Hats off to u margie....

Kuan Gung said...

I agree priya!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you neers...happy yo hear you got some good old slumber!

Kuan Gung said...

Glad you got stuck here danne!

Kuan Gung said...

exseno...love enya!

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you kalpana...drama diva...sOulasylum...thank you all for visiting!

Neers said...

thank you, so much, Kuan!!

have a good night!

divya said...

beautiful words..

Anonymous said...

Wow nice talent she has. This is so very beautiful.

Ardra said...

Thank you for leaving your Best Wishes on my page- and thus leading me here...I've been reading thru the archives and I'm grateful to have reached here...
warm regards
ardra

Arunima said...

yes, I have do the rest sometimes but I haven't seen snow in my life and can only see it through my minds eye.

The Individualist said...

Impressive thought-flow. Keep it running.

samuru999 said...

Kuan
Thank you for sharing my poem and site with others!
I am honored by you!

Margie

"Angeldust" said...

So utterly delightful!
I shall follow the links... and find more treasures...

thank you

Kuan Gung said...

Thank you for your wisdom and comapassion margie...samuru...I am honored...

Kuan Gung said...

Warme greetings neers...divya...ardra...arunima...individualist and angeldust...thank ou all...

Kathleen said...

Kuan Gung, this is such a lovely post, I saw this on Margie's site... truly beautiful... thank you for sharing this in this way... for honoring Margie, and the Truth shared in this poem...

Om Shanti....

Kuan Gung said...

Thanks to her and thank you kathleen

Om Shanti

Kuan Gung said...

Have you ever had life whisper to you that you are a part of all that is good?

Indeed a great verse

Autumn Storm said...

Absolutely love this!!! Nuf said :-)