Helen Gaudin

Freshman - 893 Points (New Zealand)

Quiet Space - Poem by Helen Gaudin

Outside the busy world clatters, chatters and rattles on
Sounds of vehicles rushing by
The constant electronic hum, just below hearing, felt in the bone
The minutiae of other lives seeping into you through waves of sound
Day in, day out, constant sound, always there always present, filling mind and body to the brim.

Breathing consciously you create the pause between the layers of sound
Quiet space, inside your head, expanding out
Your eye rests gently on a peaceful scene;
Breathe, space
Your hand curves over the warm, soft body of a companion;
Breathe, space
Drifting softly the scent enters you soul, memories expand;
Breathe, space
On your tongue, the taste of family, of love, of happiness in the bite taken;
Breathe, space.

Inside, the quiet world, expands, flexes and absorbs and fills your soul to the brim
You move beyond the world’s noise
You leave behind those other’s lives
Breathe, space, quiet, no sound, always there within your reach, always present filling mind and body
Slip gently into your quiet space, your regenerating place.


Comments about Quiet Space by Helen Gaudin

  • Glen Kappy Glen Kappy (8/7/2016 4:27:00 PM)

    two that seem to me related to this one of yours. -gk

    Day. In the large room
    small moth on picture window
    draws all stillness to it.

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    On a Silent Retreat

    Just beyond
    these walls—
    passing traffic. (Report) Reply

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  • Kelly Kurt Kelly Kurt (4/12/2015 1:39:00 AM)

    Excellent poem and advice, Helen. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, September 1, 2013

Poem Edited: Tuesday, September 3, 2013


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