Natural Silence


There is a silence in the woods where thoughts are heard before they are formed.

There is a silence of destruction when a strong respectful voice is oppressed.

A seed sprouting may only be heard by the tiniest creatures yet expresses promise of abundant growth.

The silence of reaching out to someone in need is more strongly felt when simply intimately shared.

The choice of silently listening to your heart rather than the chaos of defeat reflects the wisdom of the woods.

Decades ~ And

Five decades, and more

To burn, release and recover the intended message

given in a way

to silence my voice

to teach not to ask



to learn not to be touched, comforted, embraced

Five decades, and more

to uncover the meaning


expressed harshly

Now, with the wisdom

of the trees


wispy clouds

to know

my voice

my desire

to know

I can touch you

even if

I have never






even if

I have never walked in your

village, town, threshold or

slept under your roof

even if

I do not look into your eyes

enjoy hearing your voice

agree with your desire


with the strength of the vibration

of feet dancing

complimenting the rhythm of the earth’s heartbeat

I know

I can touch you

be aware of your warmth

comfort your fears

without allowing


my truth

to be penetrated

with your fear


I was asked eight years ago if I realized how beautiful I was.

My only response was tearful eyes.

I was asked six years ago again, in a different voice.

My response was anger, as I remembered alternate questions:

 Who do you think you are?

What makes you think you’re special?

Four years ago my voice cried out:

             “If you compliment my appearance more than six times without

acknowledging my abilities

I’ll consider the physical comment fighting words.”

I am not asked the same question now. Finally, I can respond with honesty.

Can you see the beauty in you??

I simply reflect the beauty of your soul.

With Gratitude ~ Own it!! Flaunt it!! Let your beauty Radiate!!