The sounds of a soul, gently healing

The sounds of a soul, gently healing

Grumbles of distant rain clouds echoing from the hills

The ticky tacky steps of a spider, scurrying across the dust.

Gleeful, haunting melodies of mynahs calling across the jungle canopy

Gurgles of a chubby rain drop slithering onto a welcoming pebble

The whisper of a lazy breeze stirring shy bamboo stems

 

The barely audible gasp of a frangipani blossom as it lands on the surface of water

The sigh of a leaf riding on the breeze, pausing, twisting, as it glides to the ground, guided by invisible fingers

The catch of air in a butterflys wings, as it alights on a leaf

The almost perceptible murmur of a hibiscus flower, rearranging its petals, as it turns to reach towards the sun.

 

The scream of a single, sweet teardrop, escaping, unsolicited.

 

 

Stop.

 

Still your breath.

 

Still your very being.

 

For these are the gentle sounds,

of a soul

quietly healing.

 

Frangipani blossom, drifting, casting its shadow on the tiles of the pool.

Frangipani blossom, drifting, casting its shadow on the tiles of the pool.

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14 thoughts on “The sounds of a soul, gently healing

    • It is just what is needed, at the right time. The fact that all these words came tumbling together, is itself part of that healing process and, I think, confirms how healing our creativity is in itself. Thinking of you, and sending love and good thoughts xxx

  1. dear philippa,

    oh, my dear, what an exquisite poem. it makes my heart sing for you as it comes from your gently healing soul. I think it would be good for me to write it down so I am able to read it whenever I need to remember to listen quietly to what nature has to tell us that is so reassuring. love, xoxo, karen

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