Hunger Quenched

Returned to bird sounds
and rustling grass,
the morning quiet
nurtures my soul.
Glaciered mountains
span the far horizon
as the broad sea
slowly moves
in ebbing tide.
I forget to remember
what I’ve left behind
and hunger quenched
with sweet beds of clover,
I wrap myself
in green world peace.


















Reading of “Hunger Quenched” with sounds of blackbirds singing


9 Responses to “Hunger Quenched”

  1. PenDell Pittman says:

    O Mother Earth — when at dawn, I greet you anew — I hear the destined quietude of our breathing each other in. I see what I could and can create in your surround; And I feel my upright bearing balancing in the core gravity your Being lifts up to the All that Is. And in that, All is well with my soul.

  2. Jamail McKinney says:

    It does not matter what is left behind, for there must be many piles of forgotten things, we let it all fall away, then we can see the earth, the sky and the many water things and we awake to what is underway. We live and we see and we also forget. Blessings on this nice poem.

  3. Tom Figel says:

    Don, in a handful of words, you have caught immense morning feeling. Your talented poems are a gift each Sunday. Thanks.

  4. Eric Dunn says:

    So rich! Thanks!

  5. David Banner says:

    Ah, yes…world peace…a worthy goal in these times of separation!

  6. Stan Grindstaff says:

    Don—I love your pure evocation—essences distilled—no need to remember the past—we live now & nurture the Earth with true remembrance…

  7. Veronica Lim says:

    How sweet and refreshing, Don, including the singing of the blackbirds.

    Listening, I, too, feel wrapped in green world peace

  8. David Barnes says:

    An exquisite and potent little poem Don—your voice from within this green world peace taketh away the sins of the world; the photo is evocative; sweet the blackbird song—gratitude

  9. Mike McCauley says:

    Don — Just caught up with “Hunger Quenched” today. Beautiful poem! Even some lawyers can appreciate your poetry. Thanks for sharing.

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