620. There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you… ~Colette

In solitude
she sifts silence
searching for insights
from a marsh of memories
within each of life’s stages
penning prayers and praise
tucking each thought
word by word
phrase by phrase
onto pages.
~Wendy L. Macdonald at https://greenlightlady.wordpress.com/

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Drip, drip, drip fell the winter rain. Deep, deep, deep grew the morning’s silence. Dark were the clouds that dimmed the light of day. Delicious was the morn’s “marsh of memories” floating through stages of my life. Time and circumstance seemed irrelevant as I basked in the quiet solitude punctuated exclusively by the soft pitter pats of falling rain. There were no fret nor frenzy in the morning’s damp and whispered song, and so I sat sifting the silence in search of nothing more to pen on today’s page than words of praise for the blessing of rain and the gift of life for another day, nothing more than words of gratitude for the peace it had brought and the Holy Presence I felt all around me.

“Now, my God, may your eyes be open and your ears attentive to the prayers offered in this place…” ~2 Chronicles 6:40   ✝

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28 thoughts on “620. There are days when solitude is a heady wine that intoxicates you… ~Colette

  1. a soothing time which seems to wrap us in a blanket of reflection and solace—ode to the rains of winter. . .
    the rains are on their way here. . .the scent is indeed heavy in the air–
    Lessons to be found in the silence, all but for the beating of the rain. . .love to you —cookie

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  2. Thank you Natalie. You always have what I need just when I need it. I was mobbed today by the staff of bullies, so I needed this peaceful reflection to help sooth and protect my nerves.

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      • My nerves are wound so tight I hurt Natalie, but I’m dealing with it. Prayer is such a great resource in times like this, and I know some day it will all be over and I’ll be at peace forever. Peace and Love, A


    • Oh, Wendy, I’m so glad you were pleased with it and thought it worthy of you wonderful poem. You are so very welcome, and I thank you again for allowing me the privilege of using your poem. I pray all is well with you tonight. Hugs, N 🙂 ❤

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