Stillness Around Me

I sit quietly in the garden,

The day drawing to a close,

The stillness around me,

The soft sounds of Debussy

In the background,

Accompanying the orchestra of birds

As they settle for the evening.


I look up from my book

And listen,

Listen to the music,

Listen to nature,

Transported to ecstasy.


The stillness still surrounds me,

Protecting me from the rigours of haste.

I quietly calm down from the day,

With reading, music and nature,

Preparing me for the night,

Where sleep will strengthen me,

To be ready for another day.


  • orchidee

    A nice Summery evening write and scene. Yet it's only late Spring really!

    • Goldfinch60

      Thanks Orchi, it felt like summer this week.

    • Rajkumar

      Expressed the situation in a wonderful manner

      • Goldfinch60

        Thank you Rajkumar, much appreciated.

      • Michael Edwards

        Ah - I will be there tonight doing just this (if it isn't raining and probably listening to Sibelius) plus, of course a gin and tonic with ice and lemon.

        • Goldfinch60

          The only way to have gin and tonic, but mine more often or not is a Laphroaig Triple Wood Scotch.
          I too like Sibelius and have most of his works, his Violin Concerto is wonderful.

          • Michael Edwards

            So few people can make a good gin and tonic and when they use the saccharine version - yuck!

          • BRIAN & ANGELA

            Thanks ANDY ~ This is my favorite piece of Light Classical Music ! I heard my Dad playing it when i was very Young and I was captivated from the opening notes ! Thanks for sharing and a lovely Poem for Sunday Morning ~ AMEN ~ BRIAN

          • swingline

            Eveningtude and prelude , three fingers of scotch and paradise .

          • ShannonXx

            Love the theme and feel to this

          • Louis Gibbs

            Beautiful poem, Goldfinch! One I can relate to, but my therapeutic choice would be Vivaldi ... the strings really do it for me. I look forward to more of your work.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Louis, I can understand how you feel about Vivaldi. I listen to many composers and they each reach different parts of me.

              • Louis Gibbs

                Well said, Goldfinch!

              • P.H.Rose

                Such an easy read
                Love what type of
                Poem, it just flows
                Well done GF60

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you PH, much appreciated.

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