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Quiescence

Updated on November 29, 2015
Quiescent light
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Shadows filter purple

their underbellies rich with possibility

as I sift time

into evening.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2015


I am again being pulled toward smaller forms. They seem to fill the silence and still let the silence spill through--

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      ArtDiva 17 months ago

      Yes, they do, the "smaller forms" with so few words needed.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you ArtDiva!

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      Jay C OBrien 17 months ago from Houston, TX USA

      The divine mind is at rest, peaceful

      Not so human beings

      The divine mind has no thought of violence

      Humans have anger

      The divine mind is not jealous or cruel

      Humans envy and hurt

      The divine mind does not condemn or punish

      Condemnation is human, not divine

      Know the divine will never condemn or punish you

      All negativity is a projection of self, not the divine

      Decide to become more like the divine

      No criticism, punishment or guilt, at peace.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Jay C!

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      drbj and sherry 17 months ago from south Florida

      In this case, Audrey, the 'smaller form' was the perfect choice.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you drbj!

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      mckbirdbks 17 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

      This piece has such a gentle flow. Perhaps like ocean water through kelp.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Perhaps Mike--I grew up with kelp --green against brown--thank you!

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      FlourishAnyway 17 months ago from USA

      Superb. Sometimes you just don't need to say a lot to express...

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      Suzette Walker suzettetaos 17 months ago from Taos, NM

      Beautiful Audrey. So much can be said with just a few words. The mood of stillness comes though nicely.

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      John Hansen 17 months ago from Queensland Australia

      I don't think you could have written a more beautiful poem than this in so few words Audrey. I love it.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Thank you Flourish---hope your holiday was wonderful! Hi Suzettenaples--it seems appropriate somehow on the first Sunday of advent--John, thank you--I am honored

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      Frank Atanacio 17 months ago from Shelton

      I can certainly feel the tranquility in those silent words...

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      Rachel L Alba 17 months ago from Every Day Cooking and Baking

      Short and sweet, Audrey. Blessings to you.

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      Bill Holland 17 months ago from Olympia, WA

      Perfect poetry as I head out the door to my other job...sifting time...perfect.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 17 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Shadows underbellies, unique with meaning. I loved this.

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      Jackie Lynnley 17 months ago from The Beautiful South

      This should be our word for the day! One I have never heard by the way; thanks for describing it.

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      Nithya Venkat 17 months ago from Dubai

      Sift time short and beautifully expressed. Love smaller forms of poetry. Haiku is one among my many favorites.

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      Faith Reaper 17 months ago from southern USA

      Oh, brilliantly beautiful, Audrey!

      Love this one.

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      Catherine Tally 17 months ago from Los Angeles

      Lovely, Audrey! Whether a short form or a longer one, your choice of words is masterful. Those quiet moments at dusk are introspective and peaceful much like the calm before the storm. I like to sit and take it all in before the change of shift between day and night. Happy holidays:)

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      manatita44 17 months ago from london

      Depends on the mood, I suppose. True. You will know, of course, that both are in harmony... the microcosm and the macrocosm ...

      Ah! diversity and change. Another exquisitely expressed Hub!

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      Chitrangada Sharan 17 months ago from New Delhi, India

      Beautifully expressed! It may be small but says a lot.

      Thank you!

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 17 months ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Small, but beautifully formed. Exquisite!

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      Peggy Woods 17 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Love that expression of sifting time into evening. Nice job on this poem Audrey.

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      Linda Crampton 17 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This poem is beautiful, Audrey. I admire your abilty to put so much meaning into such a few words! The poem is wonderful just as it is.

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      Audrey Howitt 17 months ago from California

      Hey Frank! Happy holidays! Thank you!!

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      Deb Hirt 16 months ago from Stillwater, OK

      I couldn't describe the changing of time better. Nicely done.

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      Devika Primić 16 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Beautifully written.

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      Audrey Howitt 16 months ago from California

      Thank you Rachel!

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      Ann Carr 16 months ago from SW England

      So peaceful and wonderful imagery! It soothes and encourages contemplation. Love Mike's 'water through kelp' too!

      The rhythm is perfect and you say much with so few words, Audrey.

      Ann

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      Genna East 16 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

      The words may be less in number, but they capture and convey so much, like the transient beauty of a flower that blooms but for a moment in time. This is stunning artistry, my friend.

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you cat! It is my favorite time of day!

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      Audrey Howitt 15 months ago from California

      Thank you manatita!

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      ocfireflies 15 months ago from North Carolina

      I, too find that you have once again illustrated the art of poetic genius.

      Thank You,

      Kim

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      Theresa Ast 14 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Audrey, quiescence, one of my very favorite words. The poem is wonderful. I am liking this shorter, sparer form. Much siad in so few words. Blessings.

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Kim!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Genna!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Theresa!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Ruby!

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      Audrey Howitt 8 months ago from California

      Thank you Bill!

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      Audrey Howitt 7 months ago from California

      Thank you Annart!

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      Audrey Howitt 7 months ago from California

      Thank you Peggy!

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      Audrey Howitt 7 months ago from California

      Thank you Linda!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Chitrangada!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Jo!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Faith Reaper!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Jackie!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Vellur!

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      Audrey Howitt 4 months ago from California

      Thank you Deb!

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