February – Solitude: Quiet

Photo credit: Denise Smith “Without you”. Follow Denise on Instagram @deniselifeart or on FB Denise Smith (Photo Album – My Streets) — with Denise Smith.


You came to observe
the things others
cannot see
but it’s only
in the hush that your
eyes will adjust to
your personal light

In the noise of seeing
your heart may go astray
and you will filter the
sky through colours
that are not your own

It takes the still lake
of your own courage
to allow everyone to see
the real you
and this you must do
even at the risk of
being hurt

Only then in the quiet
garden of your specific
will you know gratitude
and joy will be the
silent light that leads
you home

© Tanya Southey