Whispering Wings


Whispering Wings

They whisper as the breeze in the cottonwood trees,
as the grass drinking morning dew,
like a butterfly languidly moving its wings;
Just being its subliminal self,

Whisperings from small branches
moving gently in soft breeze,
Like Dragonfly hovering, such beauty
are their shimmering wings.

I lie down in the meadow with deep content,
hear the morning birds join in
singing sheer songs of life and joy,
partaking with delicacy and  skill.

Whispering like the hope in our hearts,
finding the tune we recognise from afar,
Songs sung for eternities
losing each other, but now

Recognising the whisperings anew.

© miriam ivarson


56 thoughts on “Whispering Wings

  1. So many layers of love and emotions and reflections Miriam…I have read and re-read this poem and love the way you have compressed SO much in this piece with your choice of words! When the dew, the birds, the butterflies and branches whisper hope…life is indeed a song worth singing! Thanks for acquainting your readers with that song 🙂

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  2. Thank you for your beautiful comment Balroop, you do me great honour.
    I am touched that you took time to even re-read the poem and so glad
    you found so many levels that whispered a story worthy of singing.
    Life is indeed worthy of it.🤗 .

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  3. Sharon, thank you for your beautiful comment . There are indeed miracles
    in life – every day. As you say, we just need be still and look.
    I read your words just now in such a place. A little feather drifts lazily past and opposite a dew drop on a bush flashes signals to me in all colours of the rainbow..

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  4. Thank you Neal for your warm and positive comment. I am glad you find the words flowing easy – like water. 😊 . I am puzzled as to your sentence about
    loved seeing as you don’t know me at all. Nevertheless, I was very loved as I grew up, we all at home were. I have later met with sorrow and difficulties as well but believe we need to experience both light and dark to fully understand love.
    I am happy to share my thoughts and thank you for your follow.


  5. Miriam, a sublime poem that makes my heart soar. Like Balroop, I have read this many times, finding new elements within on each reading. I feel as the very essence of life itself is celebrated with every whisper, as we join in harmony with the nature around us. Over time we hear the same whispering but as we have changed their connotations change accordingly … time itself is never still. A beautiful, serene and powerful poem that drew me in from the magical start of :

    ‘They whisper as the breeze in the cottonwood trees,
    as the grass drinking morning dew,’

    Wishing you a lovely rest of this sunny Sunday, my friend! xx😀❤️🌸

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    • Annika, thank you for this beautiful and stunning comment. I feel quite in awe. I know your excellent book reviews but hadn’t expected this for a poem.

      You say : ” feel as the very essence of life itself is celebrated with every whisper, as we join in harmony with the nature around us.”

      I am so happy to read these words, I really intended this. Again, bless you
      for taking time. 🤗 .

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  6. Very interesting and evocative poem Miriam. To me it emphasis the fact that nature itself is holistic and that the whisperings can come from one thing or from everywhere at the same time talking to us, if we only take the time to stop and listen.


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  7. Thank you Mike for your beautiful comment. I love the way you see nature
    as holistic and the whisperings can come from anywhere if we just are still
    and listen.


    • Thank you Phil, glad you liked it even if it pushed your diabetes button.
      Today I saw some of what wars have left behind. A video of grave yards across the world with the multitude of white crosses. The video was accompanied by wonderful music by John Williams.
      Such destruction.
      Makes my whisperings seeming like a futile dream.

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      • No. It makes your whisperings more valuable. Anything we offer to the positive side of the cosmic radio is fresh water in the dream stream. There’s a great line about two guys. One looks at the sky and wonders “How can so much darkness take place?” The other guy looks up and says “See all those stars? I heard the universe started out completely dark.” The first one says “So what does that mean?” “All those stars? All that light?” He grinned. “That means we’re winning.” Drop a flower in the stream with good intentions and it rolls on forever.

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  8. Pam, thank yu so much for your kind comment. I do agree totally with you that whisperings are soothing, whisperings from nature, whispering between human beings as we sit in a quiet place and no loud voice is needed. 💕 .


  9. Ahh..Nigel, trust you to bring happy tears to my eyes.
    I was just about to close my iPad when this popped in and I am so glad I didn’t miss it.
    I am also glad you felt the beauty of nature behind these simple words.
    Thank you 🤗 .


  10. A beautiful and evocative poem Miriam. I think it is only when we take some time out and slow down we experience this side of nature, the one that draws us in to look for it. The sight of the first butterfly in spring is a wonderful moment and never fails to lift the spirit. There is so much in your words and the connection with nature to reflect on.

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  11. Davy, thank you for your warming response. Yes, we need to take time out
    or keep our hearts and mind open each day to notice and feel all these free wonders so generously given around us. How sad life would be if we just rush by.
    My last stanza moves to us humans though.😊 .


  12. Miriam, your words evoke feelings of peace and beauty. They perfectly depict just how beautiful nature is, and it’s there for us to enjoy and be entertained by if we’re open to it. This is truly a magical poem and one that makes my heart soar and sigh with delight. Wishing you a magical evening.
    ~Lauren ❤🌷

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  13. Thank you Lauren for your beautiful and heartwarming comment.
    How glad I am hearing you call my poem magical. To me and I am sure to
    most, nature does speak with beauty and a pure voice.
    ~ Miriam 💕🌸 .


    • Thank you Julie, it is wonderful to hear how you totally join in and feel
      the quiet whispering which really is there if we but take time to open our ears and hearts.
      Truly so lifegiving. 🦋
      ~ miriam

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