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Shades of Stillness

Lorna is a published writer with a particular interest in narrative poetry, which she finds therapeutic.

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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

Comments

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 28, 2020:

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.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on March 28, 2020:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on March 16, 2020:

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

Diane Denison from Cincinnati Ohio on March 16, 2020:

Beautiful poem . Silence heals us and unions us.

Lorna Lamon (author) on December 02, 2019:

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.

Shalini Jadhvani from India on December 01, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 28, 2019:

You are very kind Jannat - many thanks.

Jannat Hossain from Bangladesh on November 28, 2019:

This is so beautiful!

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 22, 2019:

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

Devika Primic on November 21, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 20, 2019:

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

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on November 20, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 17, 2019:

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.

Denise McGill from Fresno CA on November 16, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 13, 2019:

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

Fin from Barstow on November 12, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 09, 2019:

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

Ashly Christen from Illinois on November 08, 2019:

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

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on November 08, 2019:

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.

Cheryl E Preston from Roanoke on November 08, 2019:

Simply beautiful

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on November 08, 2019:

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.

manatita44 from london on November 08, 2019:

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

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on November 08, 2019:

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.

Jana Louise Smit from South Africa on November 08, 2019:

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

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on November 08, 2019:

You're right. The gift never truly leaves

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

JC Scull from Gainesville, Florida on November 08, 2019:

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

Iqra from Pakistan on November 08, 2019:

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

It´s heavenly!

Ann Carr from SW England on November 08, 2019:

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

Shaloo Walia from India on November 08, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 08, 2019:

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

Charlie Halliday from Scotland on November 08, 2019:

A lovely poem Lorna.

Asad Dillz Khan from United Kingdom on November 07, 2019:

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

Lynne Samuel from Malaysia on November 07, 2019:

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.

Tiyasha Maitra from Gurgaon on November 07, 2019:

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

Rosina S Khan on November 07, 2019:

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!

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on November 07, 2019:

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.

Farrah Young from Lagos, Nigeria on November 07, 2019:

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

Jason Nicolosi from AZ on November 07, 2019:

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.

Lorna Lamon (author) on November 07, 2019:

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

Lora Hollings on November 07, 2019:

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!