Wednesday, March 22, 2017

March Musings 22: World Poetry Day


Stories unfold each day as we observe the world around us but do we pause to notice the sounds of life? Yesterday, on March 21st, World Poetry Day, UNESCO celebrated "the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind." 

At dawn I was awakened by the noises around me. I listened, fell back into a dreamlike state, and when awake, created a poem in tribute of poetry being an everyday celebration of the wonder of life. May this poem become a "catalyst for dialogue and peace" in your lives. 

Noise
In the dim light of morning,
sounds break the silence.
Humming roars awaken life.
The wind in the trees howl
the coming of springtime.
Cars passing, rush on by.
Chirping birds rouse us
from sleeping states to
announce a new dawn.
The sounds of daybreak
move in ordinary patterns. 
YET, 
do we, as purveyors of life,
pause in silence, recognizing
the calmness of early morn? 
Do we listen to the calling
of each whispering murmur?
Do our living breaths merge
with our souls, breathing in 
the positivity of daily life? 
Listen to the sounds of stillness
that frame each spring morning. 
Be open to what lays before you.
Become one with nature as an
agent of harmony and peace. 
Let the noise become your 
catalyst to reflect in quiet. 
©Carol Varsalona, 2017

This post is the twenty-second in a series titled March Musings 
for Two Writing Teachers' March Slice of Life Story Challenge