In the time of quiet...

posted 3 Apr 2020, 05:00 by Natalie Gay

In The Time Of Quiet


No one’s told the daffodils about the pause to Spring,

And no one’s told the birds to roost and asked them not to sing.

No one’s asked the lazy bee to cease his bumbling round,

And no one’s stopped the bright green shoots emerging through the ground.

No one’s told the sap to rest, deep within the wood,

And stop the sleepy trees from waking, wreathed about in bud.

No one’s told the sky to douse its brightest shades of blue,

And stop the scudding clouds from puffing headlong in to view.

No one’s asked the lambs to still the springs beneath their feet,

To stop their rapid rush and quell each joyful bleat.

No one’s told the stream to halt its gurgle or its flow,

And warned the playful breezes, not to gust and blow.

No one’s locked the sun down or dimmed the shimmer of the moon,

And even in the darkest night the stars are still immune.

Remember what you value, remember who is dear,

Close the doors to danger and keep your family near.

In the quiet all around us take the time to sit and stare,

And wonder at the glory unfurling everywhere.

Look towards the future, after the ordeal,

And keep faith in Mother Nature’s power and her will to heal.

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