Those Tiny Voices

Faery Window from Roger Lindstrom flickr.com
Faery Window from Roger Lindstrom flickr.com
Grass Texture from Cubba Gallery flickr.com
Grass Texture from Cubba Gallery flickr.com
She's Hearing Voices from Andrea DiBello flickr.com
She's Hearing Voices from Andrea DiBello flickr.com
Escaping Faery from Anissa Wood flickr.com
Escaping Faery from Anissa Wood flickr.com
Beauty of Nature from Thomaniac flickr.com
Beauty of Nature from Thomaniac flickr.com
Enjoying Nature's beauty from Eduardo Tavares flickr.com
Enjoying Nature's beauty from Eduardo Tavares flickr.com

Those Tiny Voices

By Tony DeLorger © 2013


In the quiet serenity of nature I hear their voices,

like the faint murmur of a zephyr passing,

melodic and harmonised, such sweet tones alive and yearning,

call to me, my eyes desperately seeking the source.


I can see nothing, just hear those incessant voices,

unrelenting, pleading for recognition,

so I seat myself on the plush grasses, under an old elm,

and again beneath me those tiny voices in words indistinguishable,

so slight but earnest, trying to take my attention.


My ear to the ground I concentrate,

strain to decipher these siren like voices calling, inviting,

and I hear giggling, rapturous laughter, so tiny and shrill,

I sit upright and look down within the lush green grass.


There, within the shadows, I see tiny forms,

their silvery wings thrashing about as they hover within the spaces,

and I smile unconsciously, listening to the hum of their wings,

and I question my own perception,

unbelieving this unlikely anomaly.


They dart so quickly, I can barely follow them,

their game infectious and their pleasured laughter heart warming,

as I strain to see more clearly their detail,

these lives so tiny within my world,

so unexpected, only alive in fantasy, dreams and folklore.


But hear, all around me these tiny creatures abound,

and they are so pleased I see them,

their joyful lives brimming with happiness,

darting, playing in a world within a world,

in spaces given no credence, in the shadow of our awareness,

and I feel blessed,

for as I sit within nature, I am held within its arms,

and my heart is stilled and in gentleness I imbibe reality,

and know I am but a blind and clueless being,

within this our life eternal.



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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Thanks John, glad you liked it. I suppose it's Summer and heat is part of it, but when its over 40 for a few days it wares you down. Change just came through so cooler for the next few days anyway. Take care my friend.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Beautiful poem Tony, of a world within a world. Hot here too but not 43, maybe 36 or so.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

Much appreciated Bill. Have a great day.


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DrBill-WmL-Smith 2 years ago from Hollister, MO

I'm not a poet, and this shows it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I do enjoy the images... ;-)


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

We reached 39 degrees today after some very cold weather and snow. Today we are supposed to get 1 to 4 inches of snow and the temp. will drop again. Enjoy your summer, Tony. Take care.


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Tony DeLorger 2 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia Author

My pleasure Phyllis, so glad you enjoyed it. The world is filled with wonders. Take care. We're having a 43 degree day today; Summer has certainly arrived.


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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Ah, yes! The world of the Fae -- the realm I so love and often visit in my daily journeys. Lovely, beautiful poem, Tony, of a world humans shut the door on and turned their backs to so long ago. Thank you for writing this poem.

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