Friday, November 13, 2009

Silent and Listening

There is a time to be silent and just listen. Listen to the world around.

It is a beauteous evening, calm and free;
The holy time is quiet as a Nun
Breathless and adoration; the broad sun
Is sinking down in his tranquility;
The gentleness of heaven broods o'er the Sea;
Listen! the mighty being is awake,
And doth with his eternal motion make
A sound like thunder--everlastingly.
Dear Child! dear Girl! that walkest with me here,
If thous appear untouched by solemn thought,
Thy nature is not therefore less divine;
Thou liest in Abraham's bosom all the year,
And worship'st at the Temple's inner shrine,
God being with thee when we know it not.
William Wordsworth................
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Have a wonderful weekend.
May you always dream in color,


Caio Fern said...

ohhh . is this a silent friday !!!
what a coincidence !! for diferent reasons , sure .
this is a cute painting . and the poem .. has so great images andcombinatios .. i loved it .
see you Katelen !!!
smiles for you my Dear !!

Renee said...

Katelen, we all need to be more silent, just to hear our thoughts.


becky aka theRAV said...

I had my moment of silence last Sunday evening. Love her eyes!

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

Nice painting and a very thoughtful poem

Mary said...

Be still and know.....

Hugs sweetie!!

Anonymous said...

I don't think I am ever quiet. I my mouth ain't moving my mind is. If I don't have anything to think of I twiddle my hair.

A big dose of listening for me please!

Thank you so much for your warm message too!

Janet said...

I think today with all the ipods and other electronic gadgets that people seldom ever just enjoy silence. Thank you for reminding me to take some quiet moments.

Marilyn Rock said...

Beautiful poem to go with your lovely painting!

Jasmine said...

Enjoy your weekend. Thank you for the poetry :)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Silence is a good thing...thanks for the reminder and the poetry and art!