Serenity

For me, there’s nothing quite as peaceful as a quiet spot under a tree, so when I see a place like that, I have to take a shot of it. I took this shot a couple years ago at a state park and a print of it hangs over my piano. Every time I look at it, it reminds me of peace, serenity, silence. This poem was inspired by the picture and was the focus of a book of photography and poetry that I created as a present for my family. Anyway, I thought I would share it, in case you need a moment of serenity as well.

Serenity

A moment of peace
afforded to me.
A moment of stillness,
a chance to be.

To sit in the coolness
and breathe the air.
To inhale the silence,
the sun to hear.

A respite of rest
for wanderers weary
to lay aside
the loads they carry.

This sanctuary,
perfect for me.
Stillness. Peace.
Serenity.

a foray into photo-poetry

Creation’s Benediction

 

 

May the rising waters
Erase the years,
And drown your fears,
And dry your tears.

 

 

 

 

May the dancing waves
Grant you peace.
May you find release
And laugh with ease.

 

 

 

 

 

May the sunlight shine
And warm your skin,
And sink right in,
And glow within.

 

 

 

 

 

 

May the tranquil trees
Guard your solace,
Provide a calm space,
And a still embrace.

 

 

 

 

 

Come. Arise.
Throw off restraints.
Dance with the waves.

 

And thank the One
who by His hand
has made the sun,
and filled the sea,
and formed the land.