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Nature’s Melody

I have not written a poem for a while. I try to journal each day.  I started this poem about 10 days ago, left it for a few days, and came back to it today. I feel rusty in the writing, but it is a beginning.

When I walk, I listen, subscribing to the idea sound completes itself in in-between spaces. Without spaces, sound lacks rhythm and melody. When I am mindful, I recognize a particular sound. Also, I can recognize unfamiliar sounds in those spaces.

Nature’s voice is always in melody,

She raises and lowers it effortlessly.

Spring breezes filled with rustling and whispering,

Shrill winter storms shrieking and whistling.

Soft showers murmuring in gentle ways,

Thunderous storms that shake and amaze.

It is in pauses melody is completed,

It is in silence sound is fulfilled.

Several years, we were in Jasper National Park and saw this cow elk. She was quiet and did not move. We were there for a few minutes before we noticed her. There were others who arrived before us and had not seen her. It was in the silence and calm we noticed her.

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About ivonprefontaine

I completed a PhD at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Previously, I taught for 20 years and taught for 15 years in a wonderful hybrid school. My dissertation topic and research were how certain teachers experience becoming who teachers. In teaching and leanring, I am a boundary-crosser who understands moving ahead is a leap of faith. Teaching is a calling and vocation to express who I am as a person. Currently, I am waiting and listening to what calls me next. I am an educator, phenomenologist, scholar, boundary-crosser, published poet, author, parent, grandparent, and spouse.

27 responses »

  1. Lovely poem, Ivon! Glad to see more of you on WordPress.
    Hope all is well 🙂

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  2. Beautiful poem… Sharing.

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  3. Beautiful photo and words. Silence can be a great experience.

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  4. Beautiful description of nature’s sounds and the silence in between. Well written!

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  5. I enjoy the poem, thanks Ivon

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  6. This is a wonderful poem! I love the sounds in nature…and the silence.

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  7. expressive poem, delivering nature’s feel,
    nice photo Ivan

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  8. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WHETHER NOTICING THE QUIET WONDERS OR PENNING POETIC THOUGHTS, YOU DO JUST FINE! YOU PICTURED, AS WELL AS WROTE ABOUT…NATURE!

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