Yesterday, early in the evening, just before twilight I decided to take a walk around the property. I wanted exercise but also to spend time outdoors. It always helps me relax when I walk around in nature, making observations.
After relaxing on the swing for a few minutes, I moved to a rocking chair. As I sat and listened, thought and wrote in a small notebook, this poem was the result.
Late Day Observations
Resting from my walk
I’m rocking on the porch swing
Birds sing as stream flows
In stillness I wait
For something. I’m not sure what
Silence is broken
Noise of passing cars
Dogs bark, birds call, a horn blares
Where is the silence
Sun is hanging low
A bright sphere burning like fire
Darkness will come soon
Silence comes again
But only for a moment
A dog laps water
More cars round the curve
Then comes silence once again
Stream meanders on
My time was cut short as darkness was falling fast and I was needed inside. But since spring is here with warmer weather, there will be many other opportunities to spend outside.
Psalm 141:2 (CSB)
May my prayer be set before you as incense, the raising of my hands as the evening offering.
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20 thoughts on “Observations After an Evening Walk”
Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you, Laurie. I appreciate your comment and your visit. Blessings to you!
What a beautiful poem from a beautiful spot. It’s so nice to be able to sit outside now that it is a little bit warmer!
Thanks so much, Laurie. Yes, sitting outside is one of my favorite things to do. Blessings to you!
Hi Gayl, Still looking for the sounds of silence, aren’t they so nice to enjoy?
Hi Rebecca! Yes, when silence does come it is so nice. 🙂 Blessings to you!
I look forward to when the hummingbirds return and I can enjoy my quiet time on the back porch as the sun comes up :). It’s still in the 30s in the morning, and pitch black during my quiet time.
I love hummingbirds. I should remember to get a feeder up this year on the porch. 🙂 It’s cool here in the morning but not down to the 30s. 🙂 I love quiet times on the porch. Blessings to you, Anita!
I love to be outside and observe nature as well. I’m kind of limited right now to those rare Saturdays when I can take the afternoon and go to the lake to sit outside in God’s creation. Praying this year, I will find more margin to go do just that!
It’s so nice to observe nature. It never gets boring. I will pray that you have the opportunity to spend more time outdoors this year. Blessings to you!
Lovely haiku, Gayle! Have a blessed and beautiful spring, my friend… <3
Thank you so much, dear Bette! I hope you also have a blessed and beautiful spring. <3 xo
Oh such beautiful thoughts and images Gayl. And the Scripture you included with it all speaks such encouraging thoughts to me. Sometimes it’s just the raising of our hands in the silence that is such a deep praise to the Lord. Blessings and love to you!
Thank you, Bettie! Yes, that’s kind of how the scripture spoke to me. Blessings to you, dear friend! xoxo
Silence…Silence…Silence…seeking for silence!!! Thank you Gayl for the cute poem 🙂
I can feel the lines..I thoroughly enjoyed it
And thanks a lot for the pic too..
I’m glad you enjoyed the poem, Athira. 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! I’m glad you liked the photos, too. Blessings to you!
What an oasis of beautiful soul refreshment you have provided here, Gayl! I love the way silence is speaking to you through your gentle observations. Your poem conjures up the way earth seems to hold her breath at dusk and we are invited into a slowed, reflective state of mind
and heart. And your images are truly restful as well. Lovely! Blessings and love to you, dear friend! xoxo
Thank you so much, Joy! You always leave words that are so encouraging to me when you comment. What a blessing! I’m glad you found rest as you visited here. Blessings and love to you, too, dear friend! xoxo
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Thanks for visiting, Liberty. Blessings to you!