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The Gift Of Quietness


The gift of quietness, sometimes ignored,
   may go unclaimed throughout our busy day.
   Unless that time of stillness is embraced,
we'll miss our joy to share in the reward.

The gift of quietness- its silent song-
   can play to calm our weary heart and mind.
   The empty silence spreads tranquility
to balance yin and yang where they belong.

The gift of quietness- its emptiness,
   grants fullness of an aura without sound
   that soon uplifts the spirit once again
to face our busy lives with happiness.


Sandra M. Haight

~4th Place~
Contest: An Uplifting Feeling
Sponsor: Line Gauthier
Judged: 06/03/2019

Form: (Only 1st and 4th lines of each stanza rhyme).
This may be a new form invented byTimothy McGuire and
given the name of BOOKEND RHYMES by Andrea Dietrich.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 6/3/2019 10:12:00 PM
Yes, we can be uplifted by quiet! Congrats!
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Sandra Haight
Date: 6/11/2019 3:50:00 PM
Thank you very much, Kim. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/20/2019 9:26:00 AM
Sandra, you have penned a beautiful poem. I am a person who requires a lot of stillness and quiet without it I feel caged, it is in the emptiness that we find ourselves. A FAV.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/20/2019 5:37:00 PM
Thank you very much, Constance, for your very uplifting and empathetic comment, plus the Fav! I appreciate them so much. Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/19/2019 10:40:00 PM
Well penned Sandra
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/20/2019 5:36:00 PM
Thank you very much, Allen, for stopping by with your lovely comment. Sandra :)
Date: 5/17/2019 7:31:00 PM
"The gift of quietness" is one of my most favorite gifts. I had never heard the term "Bookend" rhymes, so not only did this one uplift and delight me, it educated me also, Sandra. Good luck in Line's contest. She is sure to love this one.
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/20/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thanks so much, Caren, for your visit and uplifting comments. Much appreciated! Hugs, Sandra
Date: 5/17/2019 3:46:00 PM
This is so true. We all need to make time to let peace and calming abide. A perfect way to begin the day. Lovely message Sandra! xxoo
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/20/2019 5:35:00 PM
Thanks so much, Connie, for your empathetic and positive comments! Hugs, Sandra