Quiet Things: Slice of Life #22

I like quiet

Dreamy books whose words are soft and slow and sure

Spring flowers that calmly reveal themselves

The pale pink of the cherry blossoms

Falling on the sidewalk like pink snow when the wind picks up

Covering the mud and the cracks and the everyday gray

For those few magical hours

Willing everyone who walks there to be slower


I like quiet

White clouds that drift across the sky line

Not bothered that it is the slivers of blue that are celebrated

Branches that sway to a noiseless rhythm

Laundry on the line

A stack of books

A pile of leaves

One yellow slug at the beginning of the path


Long scarves that wrap up like a blanket

Music that is a barely there blur

Rings that don’t clink but twist and turn

In habitual circles

Noticed or not



Expressive eyebrows

Knowing smiles


Quiet like warm coffee that is drunk not slurped

An empty room before everyone shows up




Thoughts that lead you away and within

A watchful crow

Silent instead of squawking

Morning light that wakes the world

The smell just before it rains

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I am participating in the Slice of Life challenge to write and publish a post every day in March.

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15 thoughts on “Quiet Things: Slice of Life #22

  1. i totally love quiet as well! that is the feeling i have right now when my daughter is asleep and the animals are asleep and I get to just sit on my computer and do some work and comment on some blogs! thats my quiet!

  2. Just lovely. I especially like the clouds “not bothered that it’s the slivers of blue that are celebrated.” The cumulative effect of this poem is very calming.

  3. There are those moments that need to be noticed in the flurry of our lives, and you have! It was lovely to greet the day with this, Carrie!

  4. This poem evokes beauty and serenity… both of which all of us could use more exposure to more often!

    I particularly loved the line “long scarves that wrap up like a blanket” for I adore those too.

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