Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Sometimes in the evening
after I go to bed I
close my eyes and
sometimes to the silence
sometimes something else

Sometimes in the day
I read something so
startling so
clear and right I
know I’m being
spoken to, unexpectedly

Sometimes in the midst
of chaos and turmoil I
hear a word or
more accurately I
sense a word
and my heart is stilled

This poem is submitted for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets. To see more poems, please visit the dVerse Poets site. The links will be live at 2 p.m. Central time today.

Photograph: Glass Building by Kiri Dokoupil vis Public Domain Pictures. Used with permission.


Maureen said...

Nice evocation of the feeling you describe.

Louise Gallagher said...

The meditative quality of the reflection is stirring and stilling.

Karen Kyle Ericson said...

That's lovely. I sense a word too, just when I need it most. God bless!

Doug Spurling said...

Sometimes I listen, sometimes I don't, but it's so nice to Know He Always Does. Thanks Glynn.

Corbie said...

This poem is so true! I really enjoyed your poem as it was easy to relate to. Glad to see that you are still writing.
~Corbie Sinclair

turtlememoir said...

I like your "sometimes", Glynn, and can relate to each of its instances... A lovely poem.

Brian Miller said...

nice...i like those sometimes moments...and know the feel of that peace that lets you know no matter what it is going to be alright...i hear...

S. Etole said...

The reassurance of that hearing and being stilled ... all gift.

Arron Shilling said...

This is great Glynn - sometimes if it was'nt for the words i think i may fall thru the gaps. Solidty in a sentence...great poem;)

Laurie Kolp said...

This is beautiful and very calming in this hurried week. I hope you have a great Christmas.


magicinthebackyard said...

i love when that happens, when you read, see or hear something and you just KNOW it was meant for you. a sign. confirmation. this is beautiful and sweetly intimate, personal. thank you for sharing!


nance marie said...

sometimes i see someone
being exactly what
someone else needs
and i know what i have seen

zongrik said...

that's a powerful word

Ann Grenier said...

A beautiful, peaceful poem, Glynn. I like your repetition of "Sometimes" very much, it sets a mood. Merry Christmas.

Pat Hatt said...

Such sometimes moments are sometimes a delight, sometimes you hear something that causes a fright. Sometimes someone does something that sometimes I like.

waysidewordgarden said...

So lovely and peaceful... I like moments like this.

Duane Scott said...

This one goes in your poetry book, Glynn. :)

Natasha Head said...

Fantastic! And you ended with my favorite...that power of words...Wishing you and yours a fantastic holiday!

Patricia said...

Love that you captured those moments so simply, beautifully, here. Sending you wishes for a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family!