Quietude

Well made, don’t you agree?

belas bright ideas

There’s a sound in the house,
a resonant thrum in the house
we reside in, the home we created,
a throb, a buzz, a tone which,
when absent, defines utter silence;
the nothingness present during times
when power lines cease their humming,
now the only competition with birdsong;

Refrigerator madness, the distant
din of day traffic, groan and gurgle
of water coursing through pipes,
of a neighbor’s television droning
at daybreak when sunshine floods
an azure sky, stretching golden rays
of warmth, light and brilliance;

The rubber band whine of small planes
flying over expansive fields, cascading
waterfalls that cleave lush verdant hills
in two, breasts of our mother, the earth;
contrasting with ropes of ebony lava
and gushing fire erupting on the
island’s furthest shore.

all photos ©Bela Johnson

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About Ben Naga

The Spirit that graces me with its passing has no name and stems not from thoughts and words, though it gathers them up as it flows, but from feeling.

Posted on June 15, 2018, in Poetry. Bookmark the permalink. 14 Comments.

  1. gardenlovepoet

    “Everyday I listen to my heart
    In times when I can’t see
    When my faith is nowhere to be found
    I trust the voice in me
     
    So when you’re lost wishing for an angel
    Or a hand to pull you through
    When the world is on your shoulder
    Just trust the voice in you
     
    Everyday I listen to my heart
    When I’m too numb to feel
    When my strength is nowhere to be found
    I trust the voice in me.” -Ayaka Hirahara “Jupiter”

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  2. And I see why you shared Bela’s beautiful words Ben.. Enjoy your weekend 😀

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  3. Very well crafted, Bela is a wonderful wordmsith.

    – Esme Cloud

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  4. Thank you for sharing! Much appreciated. 🙏🏽

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  5. Beautiful words from Bela. Thanks for sharing, Ben…

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