The Gift (A Poem)

sun and moon

Dogs barking,
A plane hums overhead,
Crickets chirping,
The smell of fresh cut grass,
Children laughing,
And screen doors slamming.

And then,
The stillness takes over.
Not even a hint of a breeze,
Not a single dark cloud in the blue.
Momentarily,
Not a sound.

Summer.
A peaceful summer’s eve.
She sits in her sacred place
And listens to the sounds of the earth.
This earth,
This planet.
This body.
This heart.

She’s grateful,
Because, what else is there?
Day and night,
The sun, and the moon.
The breeze and the stillness.
The green trees and the blue sky.
The ocean and the stars.
Life, the gift.

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7 responses to “The Gift (A Poem)

  1. I don’t always get this sense of peace during the months of Summer, but I felt a bit of this tonight, and it was everything you speak of. Beautiful. ❤

  2. All my life I have counted on summer’s return, so full of life. She has not disappointed me. If only we could all cherish the gift of life so well.

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