Thursday, October 14, 2010


May your whispers be softer
than a leaf of grass,
and nestle effortlessly
into my tired ear. No fear
graces this night,
and gentle ruminations
from your breathed sighs
calm my emotions.
You have nursed and nurtured,
faint murmurs of your tenderness
find me as I seek a safe
and wanted nesting place;
my ear pressed to your chest,
connected to your pulse and rhythm.
Comfort presented at your breast,
a sanctuary that my heart defends.
And in the end, your shared peace
gives my heart rest. A most blessed slumber.

**In celebration of the Chilean Miner Miracle, today I have chosen Chilean poet,
Gabriela Mistral from her work, “The Sad Mother”.


  1. I'm so glad you found us a Chilean poet, and your poem is the kind to create a warm feeling inside me. A gentle, loving poem.

  2. Thanks Viv. My words had been stagnating of late, and this venue has been a needed and welcome sanctuary. Glad I can release works as these and be appreciated for them. As for "trying something new", I am glad to have found your work as well!

  3. .."..a most blessed slumber.".. a wonderful endearing poem that brings to light the discovery of what is important in a day passing... day 3 soaring

  4. great inspiration for this. wonderful to use a chilean poet. i was thrilled about the miners!