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Can We Hear It

Updated on February 1, 2013
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Welcome

Another week has slipped by and we are closer to spring and guess who is grinning here in Alberta Canada.

Welcome and lets take a moment to quiet our hearts and take in the sights and sounds all around us.

How often to we step back and pay attention to the environment we are in. This thing they call white noise that closes in us and we are not even aware of it after a while. Give me the sound of complete silence sitting along a mountain valley and I will show you peace.

Come along as I attempt another poem of my babbling... cuddle in close and enjoy each other... know that you are dearly loved...

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Can we Hear

Listen to the sound

From all around

It is quiet yet loud

Covered in shroud.


It is called silence


We close it out

With noise all about

We have trouble hearing

Our noise is searing.


It is noise


To sit on the hillside

And watch the hawk glide

We miss far to much

We have lost touch.


It is called silence


The car that just passes

And fills air with gasses

With bass thumping for blocks

May cause own buildings to rock.


It is called noise


Man comes and goes

While Aura Borealis give a show

Her beauty and splendour

To all who are tender.


It is called silence


Silence is golden

For those who are holding

To the timeless gift of beauty

Grasp hold of her, it is our duty.


It is called Love


© Rolly A. Chabot


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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi pstraubie48... Thank you for finding your way here and welcome to the Fireside. Here we do have our quiet times, then there are days when the noise is deafening. I suppose it is all about finding a balance. Thanks for the Angels and I do send them back to you. They are a blessing.

      Hugs from Canada

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      Patricia Scott 4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Loved the contrast between noise and silence. Finding the calm and beauty of silence that is right there for us to hold onto. Thanks for sharing this with us.

      Sending Angels to you this evening. :)ps

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Mr Archer... why thank you for the visit and the encouraging comment. Welcome to the Fireside and glad your first visit was good.

      Always a blessing to have a new guest stop and say hello...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Mr Archer 4 years ago from Missouri

      Wonderful. This is my first experience of your works, and I found it awesome. I look forward to many more reads.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Mark... they are when we stop long enough to notice... It is something I need on a regular basis just getting out to where it is quiet...

      Hugs from Canada

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Gypsy... Thanks for the visit and indeed... admired and respected because it just keeps giving... Thanks for the share and big hugs from Quigley to Sid...

      Blessings from Canada

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and beautiful. This is so lovely. Love the pics. Nature is to be admired. Passing this on. Hugs.

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Christy... thanks for the kind words... you are the master of the written poem...

      Hugs from Alberta

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Pool Of Thoughts... very well said and yet we fail to hear so much... the whisper in the trees drowned out by the noise we have become accustomed to... what a shame because it speaks...

      Rolly in Canada

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      Mark G Weller 4 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      The sounds of silence are golden!

      Mark

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi lifegate... glad you stopped and thank you for the encouragement... o;d Northerners just stand in awe at the sights in the sky like these...

      Hugs and Blessings

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Carol... the key is stopping and listening to what we are missing... there are such beautiful sounds to be heard in the still of nature...

      Hugs and all

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      Rolly A Chabot 4 years ago from Alberta Canada

      Hi Always... you are right... after a while we just get used to it and miss so much...

      Hugs and Blessings from Canada

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A poet you are..I can remember when you said that you didn't do poetry. I love your words in poetic fashion. You have a message, and it is clear, silence is golden at special times...Thank you Rolly....

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      David Steffy 4 years ago from Southern Ohio

      I agree with your definitions of noise and silence alike! The truly great things are not heard. The sun pulls up millions of gallons of water into the atmosphere, probably daily, and no one hears it. The moon controls the ocean tides and no one hears it. The earth spins and gives us just the right amount of gravity and no one hears it. Silence is great and beautiful! Nice hub!

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      Christy Birmingham 4 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Oh, sweet wonderful love! I am liking your poetry Rolly :)

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      William Kovacic 4 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      I can really tell you're enjoying the poetry - and we enjoy it as well. I really liked the video, too!

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      carol stanley 4 years ago from Arizona

      Interesting..Noise ..Sometimes we don't hear things. Amazing writing here as always. Love the photos!