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Go Quiet Go Deep Grow Wise

Updated on January 12, 2013


(a poem for wise women)

by Alice Olsen

Out with the trappings of youth!

Out with the hurry to do and to be!

Out with the worries of what others think and see!

In with the knowledge of who YOU are.

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.

Out with thin bodies and athletic arms!

Out with that ticking biological clock!

No more racing, slow to a walk,

Taking in a deep breath of life to just "be".

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.

Cherish the wrinkles carved by a smile.

Cherish the richness of life lived well.

Cherish the stillness only spirit can fill.

Cherish a heart scarred with love.

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.

Blessed be the crone leading the dance,

from the known to the unknown,

from now to forever,

from dusk into night into light.

Go quiet, go deep, grow wise.


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    • alomusic profile image

      alomusic 6 years ago

      Thank you for all the wonderful comments!

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      hhunterr 6 years ago from Highway 24

      Very soothing. Very necessary.

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      LoriSoard 6 years ago from Henryville, Indiana

      Loved it. You have a knack for poetry.

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      Lizam1 6 years ago from Victoria BC

      This is the second poem I have read from you tonight. I look forward to reading more - you have a beautiful way with words.

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      Maree Michael Martin 6 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      Well Done! Love the line, "Cherish the stillness only spirit can fill." Beautiful

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      Tim Mitchell 6 years ago from Escondido, CA

      Very nice. There is wisdom with these words. I like the line "from dusk into night into light." Portrays the adventure undertaken for sure.