From the Deep Well

Closed in under dense clouds
I shelter from the rain
drumming upon the cabin roof,
my soul drunk on peace
from the deep well
of silence.





















Reading of “From the Deep Well” with music by Norm Smookler



11 Responses to “From the Deep Well”

  1. Jamail McKinney says:

    I am with you Don in the bottom, so beautiful said.
    These are hard times for all of us.
    The truth shall prevail

  2. Tom Figel says:

    Don, I agree: hearing rain from within a dry space is a terrific experience. If only it extended to some of our camping experiences.

  3. Mary Minton says:

    Your terrific imagery again: “Drunk on silence…”

  4. Pat Fitzsimmons says:

    Ahhh, I love the simplicity of this poem. Just enough words to capture the essence. Thank you Don

  5. John Walsh says:

    Coincidence is rich, Don. As I read this beautiful poem in New Orleans, rain is beating on the roof and slapping the sidewalks outside, bringing with it a tranquility of decisions that do not have to be made yet.

  6. Veronica Lim says:

    Succinct. Perfect.

    Thank you.

  7. Brenda Jenkins says:

    A beautiful, perfect moment! I love this.

  8. Ed Haimes says:

    Thank you, Don, May we all find shelter from the storm. Living intentionally, one with the source.

  9. James says:

    Cheers to a fellow drunkard !

  10. Maria Frid says:

    Thank you, Don, I acknowledge the deep well that is present!

  11. David Barnes says:

    The month of May and now into June, it rains most days or nights, the night rains glorious and sensuous with whispering sound and subtle fragrance carried on refreshing currents through open windows in the darkness, silent but for haunting railroad thrumming and truck traffic bumper-to-bumper in the distance on Hwy 1, and amorous birdlife thrilling through cedar and fir and the deep well of peace overlighting all. With ecstasy inside and out, the holy sounds of silence fill the earth, in the midst of the man-made madness. I feel a deep kinship with you and with this fine little poem Don!

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