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Theme: Peace

An Idea of Peace

If I conjure up an idea of peace,
It is of silence in a speaking world,
It is of tranquil skies and gentle sun,
It is of solitude, perhaps a friend
I love; and childhood is a favourite theme.
 
Of afternoon, on river bank to cast
A tingling line; or watch while prone the sky;
A harmless insect waving from a blade
Of grass; such declensions of pure self-
Indulgence; brimming, never-breaking peace.
 
But such kind peace must end I fear, alas,
As heaving up I overturn the guise:
A maze of tracks and signals jolts my mind.
 
(O peace of Christ,
You are here in the summoning.
Whatever the circumstance,
You are here in the summoning.)

23-Aug-2020

More By  :  R. D. Ashby

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Comments on this Poem

Comment Such a silence is golden indeed!

T A Ramesh
25-Aug-2020 06:35 AM


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