Sitting quietly is a gift.

I acknowledge the long unexplained silence 
As I sit upon my patio
Gazing at my foresty-garden:
Autumn rains it's leaves in gusts of winds
Pitter-patter to the ground
In the lull, like the in-breath, a leaf drifts 
Down to touch the ground
Like a little foraging bird.
Leaves leaving the branch akin to letting go.

A family of birds,
Wax bill finches, twitter and chortle
Whilst eating from the bird feeder
In the background an Olive thrush whistles with gratitude 
As it splashes and sips the cool water from my miniature pond.
And the dove softly says its peaceful prayers in the warm sunlight.
Something drops upon my shoulder
As Nature draws my attention yonder.
My sacred music is ever with me, 
In me, around me, before me and behind. 

I apologize for my silence 
Even although I know it was necessary.
Sitting quietly is a gift
For the giver and the receiver.

Hello to you all, I hope you are well and that I can catch up with you soon, take care.

36 thoughts on “Sitting quietly is a gift.

    • Thank you, and you are welcome 😊 I am doing well, I hope you are too πŸ™I have been enjoying seeing your photos on Instagram. Blessings to you. πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ™‹β€β™€οΈ


  1. How nice to see your name. Is Scotland still the plan or has that happened? I love this flowing, drifting writing. Yes, aren’t we entitled to be still and quiet? Bless your time. I recall sitting on my bench in the Fall and a brown curled leaf landed on my shoulder. I had to put this visitor in my journal.I had made up my mind to spend everyday some time on that bench during Advent. The peace as you so beautifully write was a gift.Β Β  The writers group begins again on March 9th. You are happily invited to join but if peace is now, then I understand…sending love, Morag. So glad you wrote.

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    • Hello there! Yes Scotland is still the plan for mid year. At the moment we are in our second little abode, readying it for rental and taking a breather from the frantic renovation of the main house which we are currently renting (so we are not selling when we leave, we will rent out both homes as added income). Thank you for your lovely comment and blessing. I love your little cameo of sitting on the bench and the leaf, thank you for sharing it with me. I am looking forward to joining your writers group again thank you for your invite. Sending love your way too. πŸ’πŸ’πŸ™‹β€β™€οΈπŸ’–


  2. No need to apologise, Morag! Welcome back! That too with such a beautiful poetry and art pieces. It’s a great experience to sit back on the garden bench and appreciate the gifts of God. Be always with your sacred music. I know you will remain busy with your shifting issue, but drop in whenever you can. All the best to you and your family πŸ‘πŸ’πŸ™

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  3. Thank you for a lovely share Morag. It is beautiful and I love the art work too. I’m so happy that you back and that you could sit quietly and continue to strengthen your self in this time. Looking forward to more of your wonderful shares. All the best, take care πŸŒΈπŸ’•β£οΈ

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  4. Morag,

    β€œMy sacred music is ever with me,
    In me, around me, before me and behind.”
    Your words and beauty have washed over meβ€”refreshing as of from a rest.
    And it seems as if we can pick up where we left off, as if no time has passed. Kairos. πŸ’›


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