Lullaby: Soothing Sounds
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Friends, I am really happy that I am able to share this week. I have been feeling a bit under the weather for a few weeks, but thankfully I am getting much better each day. So today's poem is really short and sweet. It's really about clinging to sounds in our memory that soothe and comfort us. Whenever I am not feeling well, I tend to reach for things that will give me some ease. For instance, I like to cozy up in my bed with a good book and a soft blanket. I remember when I was little, my mother used to rock me and sing me lullabies whenever I was sick. The sound of her voice always made me feel so much better. This memory encouraged me to think about other sounds that are soothing to me, and from that my poem was born.
Perhaps you have sounds that calm your spirit as well when you are not feeling your best. These soothing sounds might be hiding in memory somewhere or they might turn up often in your every day life. Take a moment to reflect on those sounds. You never know what connections might bubble up and settle in to your notebooks.
Invitation to Write:
Think about the sounds around you that provide a sense of calmness and peace to your mind. Reach into memory. Are there any sounds that stir feelings of comfort or relief? Try making a list of these soothing sounds in your notebook. Allow your thoughts and reflections to lead you as you write within the safety of your notebook.
10/8/2016 07:04:54 am
Lullabies make special memories, don't they? Hope you're feeling better, and cozy! Thanks for this little ditty with the sounds that soothe!
10/10/2016 07:05:44 am
What a sweet poem, and what a sweet voice you have. I enjoyed your reading it. I often think the sounds around me are like lullabies. Great poem.
10/23/2016 01:10:31 pm
Keisha, I love the sense of closing that twilight carries....but also the anticipation of the soon to arrive guests--the winter birds. That so captures the excitement of the season for me. Beautiful job and invitation, as always. Have a great week.
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