Stillness, oh stillness you can touch
The morning sun a red-gold globe
Seemingly hanging in the trees,
A hush that wraps all in its arms.
Birds of all kinds are flying, swooping,
are they purely having fun?
Are they thrilled by the hush?
Ancient memories triggered within
about life on Earth.
The air is a heady elixir
tasting of plants and herbs,
In reverence I stop and feel awe.
Could it be so simple and so difficult,
A spring clean of the whole Earth?
Of oceans, forests, cities and air
What a joy and peace each day could be.
I am sure Earth would help with delight.
Smiles and kindness would again light
faces that for long been sad and drawn.
We need our scientists to help,
with imagination, intuition and skills;
To build what doesn’t harm but support.
© miriam ivarson
FORGIVE – FORGET
Can we forgive ourselves
wrong choices and mistakes,
smile at decisions that shone?
Both part of learning and growth.
Part of the fabric of life.
Can we forgive others for pain they caused,
foul actions and words?
Not brood or let them darken our days?
Can we hurl burdens overboard.
How easy the ship would sail, unladed.
I believe we can forgive,
I wonder, what about forget?
How would it feel to toss all darkness to the winds.
Would the sun shine brighter
would we skip with joy?
Our brain holds memories,
can there still be acceptance and peace?
I believe so,
we can put the millstones down
one by one.
Don’t be slaves, carrying weights long gone;
Let them be absorbed by Cosmos so vast,
where neither time nor thought exist.
Imagine to feel free,
feel the joy of dance
see the sunset, really behold.
Forgive yourself and others
walk with knowledge and no rancour,
smile at passers by.
In sunshine or soft rain.
© miriam ivarson