Hazel Durham


Life - Poem by Hazel Durham

Places, faces, friends or foe,
Life gathers as we sow,
Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow,
Lovers say their empty words then go,
Familiar voices we long to hear,
To comfort us in all our fears,
Life as complex as the incoming tides,
Sometimes soft and serene,
More times fast and turbulent,
Bringing us plenty of woe,
Our time will come, when we will know,
The calm, the stillness,
The silence of our souls.


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  • Mahtab Bangalee (7/15/2019 4:51:00 AM)

    Life as complex as the incoming tides,
    Sometimes soft and serene

    /// superb expression about life

    life
    rose as well as thorns

    life
    drizzling as well as stormy winds

    life
    sun rising as well as sun setting down

    life
    full moon night as well as moonless night

    life; actually
    the name of
    happy and sorrow
    together
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  • (7/4/2019 8:31:00 AM)

    The poem has summed up life's meaning in such a simple way. Reading it over and over again! (Report)Reply

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  • Dipak Adhya (3/22/2019 10:41:00 PM)

    Lovers say their empty words then go,
    Familiar voices we long to hear, well thought provoking thought....t
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  • Luz Hanaii (11/24/2018 11:52:00 PM)

    Very well said, love the ending, sounds so peaceful. (Report)Reply

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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/14/2018 12:31:00 PM)

    Life as complex as the incoming tides,
    Sometimes soft and serene,
    More times fast and turbulent,
    Bringing us plenty of woe, .....so touching and impressive with nice theme. Yes, Life is complex and like incoming tides. A beautiful poem so nicely delineated. My pleasure reading it time and again.
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  • (11/9/2018 5:05:00 AM)

    the life is a puzzle that can be answered only friends, family members with the doctrine its true this is a great poem thanks (Report)Reply

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  • Binayakumar Mohanty (10/20/2018 8:07:00 AM)

    Life gathers as we sow. Nice poem. I liked it.Thanks for sharing the poem on the site. (Report)Reply

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  • (5/26/2018 11:47:00 AM)

    Fantastic Hazel you have a good way with words. thanks for listing Alan (Report)Reply

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  • Narayanan Kutty Pozhath (5/20/2018 12:02:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and meaningful lines. Very good poem. (Report)Reply

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  • Muzahidul Reza (2/19/2018 8:44:00 AM)

    Life gathers as we sow, ........... yes, dear poet, our deeds say our lives, ....... you have again wrote:

    Sometimes soft and serene,
    More times fast and turbulent, yes these are some distinctions of life, but, again I want to rewrite that, ......

    Life gathers as we sow, is a great treatment of life, ........... thanks for sharing the poem with us, +++++++ 10
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  • Drtony Brahmin (12/22/2017 5:18:00 PM)

    Our time will come, when we will know,
    The calm, the stillness,
    The silence of our souls. a fine poem.. a depiction of life as you see it.......your blessed vision.... thank you dear poetess. tony
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  • The Poet Poet (9/19/2017 8:51:00 PM)

    o ur a beautiful poet all know it and
    I am told you are one of the best
    Yes all that profess
    Wish you could read my MOM'S SMILES
    and see how a mother's charms live for centuries
    will ye please kindly
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (6/29/2017 2:43:00 AM)

    Life is as per our sow. One may enjoy life with full of joy or in grief as per his deeds. But time will come and he will know the calm, stillness and silence of soul. It is a beautiful poem on philosophical base. Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/13/2017 2:21:00 AM)

    Magnificent! Tranquility in the midst of turbulence. Succinctly profound. A joy to read. Thank you, Hazel. (Report)Reply

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  • Mizzy ........ (9/5/2016 2:21:00 PM)

    Considering this is such a short poem....it contains copious amounts of wisdom and teaching.....not a word wasted. I loved the rhythm and rhymes also. Thank you Hazel for posting this Gem. (Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (7/25/2016 6:48:00 AM)

    Oh! What a beauty to read this poem..! (Report)Reply

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  • Drtony Brahmin (6/23/2016 10:16:00 AM)

    Life as complex as the incoming tides,
    Sometimes soft and serene, yes our time is going to come, silence, peace, inner comfort.......... thank you my dear poetess Hazel . your poems always make me think a lot.... God bless you dear. tony
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  • Vaidyanathan Ram Iyer (5/25/2016 12:55:00 PM)

    Nice rhymings, entire poems with good expressions, ,
    Than you mam. Inviting you to malvikas poet channel.
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  • Howard The Motivational Poet Simon (1/15/2016 7:01:00 PM)

    It reads even better the second time! Loaded with life and full of the fragility that is factual. Well done my friend! (Report)Reply

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  • Elisabeth Wingle (11/6/2015 9:03:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this. I can not stop saying the first four lines. They are mesmerizing, I think they will stick with me for a while! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, November 2, 2012


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