stillness, at the start of the day

stillness at the start of the day,
when I can learn what lives within, and
detect my ability to express it

when ideas grow legs and start to
walk, lost imaginings are remembered,
old potentials become new

(often I rush in, frantic to start
the day, or distract myself from what
lies unaccomplished)

allowing stillness, thought, gently
reading the words of others or
looking over my own former scribblings –
their patterns still traceable in my mind

life repositions itself, hope alights
and tells me things are not after all,
as impossible as I thought

stillness, at the start of the day

3 thoughts on “stillness, at the start of the day

  1. Angela says:

    Thank youi Lucy! Just franctically checking PC before rushing off to School Fete and then home to Sunday PreparationsYour post has slowed me right down and helped me re-focus on the Things That MatterBless you!!have a lovely weekend

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  2. bunnits says:

    A lovely poem. It makes me think of one of my favorite lines from the Psalms: "Be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10). With all the external and internal noise that we must face each day, that time of silence and stillness is an essential that I look forward to.

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