Post Format

A Listening Happened Just Today



A listening happened just today
     beyond the “shoulds” and frowns
 It curtsied and then ran away
     without the verbs and nouns

Then seeing came running past
     as lightning with the rain
All this will always ever die
     like laughter after pain

Then fragile touched a feeling thing
     as springtime slipped away
All this will always never die
     Whitman’s wink here to stay



Bumblebee Time… Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2018

28 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Wow Tom! this is beautiful, and thank you for my blog inspiration that I wrote today. Not only is beauty all around us, but so too, is inspiration!


  2. Such a beautiful photo Tom, and to go with a very deep and meaningful poem.


  3. Wonderful photo & poem — I enjoy the photos because of the details you capture. And thank you for visiting my blog (some days ago – I’m catching up!). Your previous posts on haikus & poems reminded me of a poem by Carl Sandburg — “Fog” (1919) by Carl Sandburg, 1878 – 1967
    “The fog comes
    on little cat feet.

    It sits looking
    over harbor and city
    on silent haunches
    and then moves on.”
    Thank you for sharing your great photos.


  4. Beautiful poem and a great shot of the busy bee in the blossoms. I do love alliteration. Nice to see the pretty pink blossoms.


  5. WOW…just catching up and man, we are honing on parallel thoughts about similar topics, hovering over some serious life lessons! 😉 Superb!


Leave a Reply

Required fields are marked *.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s