Shades of Stillness

Updated on November 7, 2019
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Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

Inner silence where we are free

From the constraints of life

Moving quietly within the delicate sounds

Of a mind at peace with a troubled past

Wrapped in the stillness of hope


The awakening in the morning’s hush

Of a peaceful soul in quiet repose

Where memories of a cherished love

Like the gentle rush of a summer breeze

Rests quietly beside the stillness of a broken heart


Acknowledging the beauty of tranquility

Where there is no beginning or no end

Echoes of the past are imprinted on the mind

They conjure up dreams of many different hues

Falling like stars in the stillness of night


Finding solace in long forgotten memories

Where the seeds of consciousness are stored

Passing through the portal to inner happiness

Transcending the stages of this human life

Accepting that final breath of perfect stillness

© 2019 Lorna Lamon

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    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Lovely to see you Peggy and this poem does explore different facets of our lives when we are still. Dreaming is perfect. Thank you for stopping by and your comments are appreciated as always.

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      Peggy Woods 

      4 months ago from Houston, Texas

      For some reason this made me think of dreaming. Your evocative poems probably have different meanings for every reader of them.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      4 months ago

      Lovely to see you Diane and thank you for your kind comments - appreciated as always.

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      Diane Denison 

      4 months ago from Cincinnati Ohio

      Beautiful poem . Silence heals us and unions us.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Shalini and I am touched and humbled by your kind comments. I am so glad you enjoyed the poem. Blessings to you.

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      Shalini Jadhvani 

      8 months ago from India

      Truly an amazing poem. Indeed, this poem beautifully touches our soul and makes it remind of its originality, that of peacefulness and calmness. This poem is very enchanting and gives a certain kind of solace. Feeling of nonchalance is described really well. Best wishes and blessings.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      You are very kind Jannat - many thanks.

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      Jannat Hossain 

      8 months ago from Bangladesh

      This is so beautiful!

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Hi Devika, I think we all need to be alone with our thoughts at times. Thank you for commenting.

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      Devika Primic 

      8 months ago

      I enjoy my alone time and it gives me peace and quiet.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I think its important to enjoy time alone it's so peaceful. Thanks for visiting Cheryl and for your kind comments.

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      Cheryl E Preston 

      8 months ago from Roanoke

      This poem brings visions of peace and serenity. I love being alone as well. Always have.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I also enjoy time alone with my thoughts, not always possible for me, however, I do try. I always appreciate your comments Denise and thank you for visiting.

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      Denise McGill 

      8 months ago from Fresno CA

      This is beautiful. I'm an artist and a loner. My favorite thing is the spend the day alone with my art and my own thoughts and memories. Well said.

      Blessings,

      Denise

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thanks for visiting Finnegan and for your kind comments. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Fin 

      8 months ago from Barstow

      Some nice imagery filled with hope and delight...and an end that is somehow pessimistic, but somehow at peace.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Ashly, and thank you for visiting and commenting - I appreciate it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Pamela and your comments are always so generous. I appreciate it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you so much Cheryl - I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Dora and I always appreciate your comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Manatita and I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Hi Brenda, I love the stillness of morning. Thank you for visiting and I always appreciate your comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Jana and thank you for your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I'm so glad to hear this Farrah - I wish you all the best.

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      Ashly Christen 

      8 months ago from Illinois

      This is So beautiful and a perfect read as i lay here in silence taking in each written word. I especially love the opening stanza

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 months ago from Sunny Florida

      You create a beautiful vision with your poem. I always enjoy your poetry and I surely wish I could write poetry like yours. My tries so far have been lacking. Thanks for another poem.

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      Cheryl E Preston 

      8 months ago from Roanoke

      Simply beautiful

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      Dora Weithers 

      8 months ago from The Caribbean

      I like the mood of peacefulness and quietness in this poem. It is freeing and refreshing. That "final breath of perfect stillness" is the ultimate.

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      manatita44 

      8 months ago from london

      Ah! That ever-transcending Stillness … like your lighthouse. So much Light! Another wonderful piece!

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      BRENDA ARLEDGE 

      8 months ago from Washington Court House

      Such a lovely piece of work. To enjoy the peacefulness letting a broken heart be in stillness.

      Refreshing to wake up in this kind of peace.

      Great write.

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      Jana Louise Smit 

      8 months ago from South Africa

      Beautiful, thank you for sharing this. Inner silence is very healing. I wish more people understood it the way you do.

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      Farrah Young 

      8 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      You're right. The gift never truly leaves

      I'll give it a try and see if I can reawaken it.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Mary and I'm glad you enjoyed the poem. I appreciate your comments.

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      Mary Norton 

      8 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      A dream to be tranquil as many times, I indulge in thinking and worrying about so many things. It is peaceful to read your poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Always happy to oblige JC - many thanks for visiting and commenting - always appreciated.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem Iqra - I love how you think of it as heavenly. Thank you for visiting and you very kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Ann and I'm glad you found comfort in this poem. Thank you for your kind and generous comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting and your kind comments Shaloo - always appreciated. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      JC Scull 

      8 months ago from Gainesville, Florida

      Thanks Lorna. I needed to get my mind in tune this morning!

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      Iqra 

      8 months ago from Pakistan

      A wonderful fantastic poem! Touching and unique! And very alive written! Or much more better to say:

      It´s heavenly!

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      Ann Carr 

      8 months ago from SW England

      Absolutely beautiful! It's also comforting and hopeful. Concentrate on the good memories and we can experience tranquility and a peaceful stillness.

      I have a bad tendency to think too much about past errors and unhappiness. You've made me feel a whole lot better this morning, Lorna, with this advice. Thank you.

      Ann

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      Shaloo Walia 

      8 months ago from India

      Such a beautiful poem about stillness and tranquility! loved it.

    • Lorna Lamon profile imageAUTHOR

      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Charlie and for your kind comments.I am so glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Lovely to see you Asad and your comments are always so generous and uplifting. Thank you.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for visiting Lynne and commenting. After the end of a busy day I find I need the solace of stillness which is so important for the mind. Glad you enjoyed the poem.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you for your kind comments Tiyasha. The poem 'Daffodils' by Wordsworth is one of my favourites and so I am delighted that you were reminded of his beautiful words, when reading the last verse.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Hi Rosina, Your words are what I hoped the poem would convey. It is only when we step back and embrace stillness that everything makes sense. Thank you for your kind comments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Many thanks John for your kind comments. I feel it's so important to embrace those moments of stillness to reflect on our lives. I am glad the poem expresses those moments.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      It's lovely to see you Farrah and many thanks for visiting and your kind comments. I believe that the gift of writing never leaves us, however, there are times when it is not as strong, and I have often felt this. Don't give up.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      8 months ago

      Thank you Jason I am humbled by your comments which are very much appreciated.

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      Charlie Halliday 

      8 months ago from Scotland

      A lovely poem Lorna.

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      Asad Dillz Khan 

      8 months ago from United Kingdom

      Beautiful, lovely and very expressive poem Lorna. Really really impressive work. I really appreciate it. Excellent Job!

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      Lynne Samuel 

      8 months ago from Malaysia

      I like to take a moment at the end of the day, to just be alone, to appreciate the quietness and peace of the moment.

      Lovely poem, Lorna.

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      Tiyasha Maitra 

      8 months ago from Gurgaon

      This is a brilliant poem Lorna. The happiness and peace of silence are so perfectly portrayed.

      The last bit reminds me of the last part of Wordsworth's Daffodils where the poet sits indoors and recollects the scene with the flowers.

      Happy memories stored inside can be healing and give us such solace.

      Great read

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      Rosina S Khan 

      8 months ago

      Thank you, Lorna for sharing a beautiful poem. It is certainly an enjoyable read, and it carries deep meanings of silence and stillness. In moments of chaos and unrest, I crave peace of mind and pin-drop silence and it is then I can get along with life with hope and light once again. I think this rings true for pretty much everyone!

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      John Hansen 

      8 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I have to echo Lora’s comment. Your lovely poem expresses the importance embracing stillness and tranquility and reflecting on pleasant memories. Thank you for sharing Lorna.

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      Farrah Young 

      9 months ago from Lagos, Nigeria

      This is beautiful. Wish I could still write poems like this. Sadly, that gift has left me.

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      Jason Nicolosi 

      9 months ago from AZ

      Lorna, you truly have a way with words. The way you thread them together is masterful. You create tapestries of writing that are inspiring and thought-provoking. I'm glad to have had the privilege of reading your work. You're an amazing writer.

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      Lorna Lamon 

      9 months ago

      Thank you Lora. Your comments are always so generous and I am glad the poem was an enjoyable read.

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      Lora Hollings 

      9 months ago

      This is a beautiful poem, Lorna, that helps us to appreciate the moments of stillness and tranquility in life which far too often, we don't make enough time for. A time to contemplate the beauty that we have witnessed and reflect back on times in our lives which brought us so much joy and comfort. Reflecting on those times, for me, is one of the most rewarding aspects of my consciousness and your poem is a perfect illustration of this. Thanks for sharing!

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