Primordial

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Primordial

My heart is quiet now
Not a skipping brook
nor a flowing river;
Nor the Songbird I know.

Glimpses light up, reminders,
like the Starling outside my window
the violets in the sun.
So much beauty, why then not skip?

Earth is recovering from our sins
We are now the prisoners thereof,
The sky is clear, air tastes sweet,
Waters run blue again.

The stillness, the calmness
the trees show to me, as they raise
their branches to the sky.
No thoughts of fear, just being.

Being their strong, primordial selves
Being part of totality.

ยฉ miriam ivarson

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50 thoughts on “Primordial

  1. This is exquisite. It captures the wisdom and peace of a heart and mind full of wisdom and acceptance of the reality of the present human condition. The trees do not predict the weather. Yet they live. Here in Canada, they are about to burst their spring buds in spring in concert with the wholeness of nature. Lovely work.

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    • Wow, thank you for this beautiful comment. It touches my heart. So Canada has spring already.
      Must admit I used my photo because of tree and the so very blue sky. Taken in Sweden.
      You are pointing to acceptance and that is important for our way forward.
      i have surmised you also love nature.:)

      Miriam

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      • I do love nature with my heart and soul. We have little purple crocuses pushing through in our garden already and we did nothing to make that happen. Well, my wife probably planted them a while back, but the ones that popped up this week are her legacy. Love to Sweden. I’ve never been there, but I sure would like to some day. Xavier

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    • Jill, thank you so much for your warm comment. Yes, nature knows it’s way
      and I hope that man will learn to live in the same harmony.
      It is so beautiful out there that I spent time gardening and also having lunch in a sunny corner.๐Ÿ’•

      miriam

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  2. Your poem flows like the river outside my window Miriam. Effortless. Graceful. Calming.

    and btw — we don’t have spring here in Calgary. We know it’s coming but still, snow covers the ground, it’s melting, but not fast enough! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. Louise, your comment is so wonderful and appreciative, thank you from my heart.
    I thought Calgary would be cold as it is so far North. It will melt and spring burst out. Meanwhile, keep your mittens on. ๐Ÿค—.

    Miriam

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    • Thank you, Balroop for commenting.
      It is hearing all the sounds and all the trauma that makes me quiet.
      This might pass but as yet it is growing and totally turns our societies
      into silence and illness. we are all in the same boat.
      Keep well๐ŸŒป

      miriam

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  4. I like these reflections. I just finally wrote and posted something a short time ago with a similar theme, as it were. We’re on the same wavelength ๐Ÿ˜‰ Beautiful as ever, Miriam. โค

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    • Thank you Bela for your comment. I am not surprised if many of us write on a subject that occupies most countries on the planet. I am not surprised we are on the same wave length. I shall head over and find yours.๐Ÿ’•.

      miriam

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  5. There is much to learn from this pandemic, from slowing down, to being more in tune with nature. And I have been fascinated with how quickly things like air quality have improved. I wonder what lessons we will take away from the experience? Thoughtful words, Miriam. Thanks. โ€“Curt

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  6. There certainly is lot to learn, Curt. Maybe more than we will quite fathom.
    Like you I am amazed how quickly the quality of air and water has greatly improved. I do hope the world will want a life with more closeness to nature and less hectic chase for so little.
    As always, thank you Curt for your valued comment.

    miriam

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    • Roland, I am really very glad that you can see there is hope for renewal as so many now see the need of a new way. Nature is already proving it can renew itself. Now we all – united – need to decide. It won’t be easy but we can.
      Thank you for your thoughtful comment.

      Miriam

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  7. Hi Miriam, I also feel and believe โ€œEarth is recovering from our sins.โ€ It is eerily quiet all around us. Yet, everything feels more precious. We have a path in a small forest area near our house and we often now see far more birds reclaiming their space. I extra love the word โ€œPrimordial.โ€ It is a word of origin and strength and spanning time. A very beautiful poem. It makes me feel sad and yet, hopeful. Life will go on.

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    • Erica, your wonderful response fills my heart. You have walked with me and felt what was behind the words. I also felt sad and hopeful. Like a daily dance within. You see renewal as you walk your path in the forest, I have seen new
      birds appear here.
      The word Primordial was the first to appear in this poem. Not a word I normally use, but there it stood like written in the air. Odd.
      So much we don’t know. Thank you Erica.

      miriam

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    • Dear Pam, thank you for your positive comment. Yes, I trust we will learn from the suffering or it will all have been in vain. As you say, may we all be more Primordial. In tune with each other and Earth.

      miriam

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  8. Miriam, you have captured the current situation perfectly. I feel that in the midst of all the uncertainty and distress at the moment we are also being given the opportunity to slow down, take a look around and realise what really matters and is important in life.

    Mike

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    • Thank you, Mike, for your deeply felt comment. You are right, in the midst of all this pain and trauma lies also the road to contemplation. Time to reflect on
      what really is important to each of us in our lives.

      miriam

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  9. Wow! Miriam, a sense of total and utter calm flows over me as I read your poem. A superb title that has me hooked before even reading a single word. You capture the incredible juxtaposition as the Earth is recovering whilst we are held ‘prisoners’. Your final image of the proud strong trees is uplifting. May we equally find the ability of : ‘No thoughts of fear, just being.’

    Keep safe and well, my dear friend … keep sharing your poems! We all need them! love & hugs xx โค๏ธ๐Ÿฆ‹

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    • Thanks Annika, your comment is deep and beautiful. I am so very happy to have touched your heart. That you felt calmness in spite of the subject.
      I did want to show that we can live in harmony with each other and nature.

      You did get the juxtaposition between the recovering Earth and us. We damaged our planet, now it recovers whilst we suffer for the damage we have done.

      So let us have hope and trust that we find the way out of fear and trauma and
      House Love as our leader. ๐Ÿ’•.

      Miriam

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  10. This is very comforting. Your words encourage me to continue with moments of stillness and communing with the primordial even after we are released from our “time out.”

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    • Thanks for your beautiful comment, JoAnna. Once our trial and trauma
      is over it is even more important that we follow a lesson hard learnt.
      That we live in harmony with the primordial.
      Bless

      miriam

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