Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Hushed Quiet

Photo digitalized from Margaret Simon's original photo

As I sit by the window,
the morning sun
drifts on in,
singing the praises
of yet another day.
A zen-like quality emerges.
Rays bouncing from
winter white blankets
bring outdoors in.
A hushed quiet
envelops the room.
In a corner,
upon a mat of bamboo,
cut-open pods of grace
in triad formation
adorn a desk
of muted colors.
Indoor life merges
with outdoor sights
in a seasonal burst,
reminding me that
new life is waiting
in an early spring.

©Carol Varsalona, 2016

From Day 10's Found Object Poem Project created by Laura Shovan, I brought one season to merge with another to open my eyes to the power of reflection in a stilled environment.


The reflective time allowed a new thought to grow, as in the case of most writing. From stillness, lessons emerged.

Lessons Learned:
  1. Be present in the moment
  2. Bring the outside world inside to refresh your soul
  3. Fill your spirit with positivity
  4. Remain calm and let voice rise
Please visit Margaret Simon's blog, Reflections on the Teche, where the Day 10 Found Object Poem Project will be hosted.