Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Give Me the Splendid Silent Sun

Give me the splendid silent sun with all its beams full-dazzling,
Give me juicy autumnal fruit ripe and red from the orchard,
Give me a field where the unmowed grass grows,
Give me an arbor, give me the trellised grape,
Give me fresh corn and wheat, give me serene-moving animals
teaching content.
Give me nights perfectly quiet as on high plateaus west of the
Mississippi, and I am looking up at the stars,
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I
can walk undisturbed.
— Walt Whitman
I love quiet time when you can hear yourself think. Modern life is so frantic; we just don’t take enough undisturbed walks. Emerson has a quote I love: “Hospitality: a little fire, a little food, and an immense quiet.” Here's wishing you some quiet time.

1 comment:

Barb said...

It's so true. Quiet time is wonderful. Sometimes I turn every thing off in the house and listen to the quiet.