(June,1943 / Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada)

A Solitary Note [revisited 2013]

But beyond
The silence of a moment
A solitary note
Draws the Self from self
Into a loving nothingness
Where the secret of all
Is locked.

Beyond the beyond,
Soul in joy
And knowingness
Basks in the bliss
That the IT IS is
Before returning
All too soon
Into the present
Of another moment
Retaining nothing more
Than perhaps vague memories.

But within,
Deep within,
A renewed
Inner peace glows -
A peace
That radiates itself
In the eyes
And in the smile.

Yet another of ITs
Blessings received -
Yet another knowingness moment

Thank You O GOD
For Thy gifts!

© M. Barrett - all rights reserved

by Mike Barrett

Comments (9)

every moment in thsnkfulness to the almighty.....path of etrnal bliss originates from this very thought of peace and attitude of being satisfied with what is gifted to us....life
Marvin, I'm pleased that this poem left you with a smile in your heart. I find the human condition quite amazing in that we, each of us a few pounds of dust and water have the capacity to perceive and experience life, beauty, spirituality, etc. Quite miraculous really. May 2014 be a great year for you and yours!
Thanks for sharing...a peace that radiates itself in the eyes and in the smile....meaningful and inspiring sentiment!
Hi Melikhaya, thanks for browsing through a few of the poems here...I'm hoping you will share them with your friends and acquaintances. I'm aware these poems won't appeal to all but some will appeal to each. I'm blessed in that many of the poems simply flow through me following periods of contemplation....not at all stressful on the brain, the mind. Cheers & Happy New Year to you and yours!
our eyes, our pathway and selfless giver thanks for your poems Sir Barrett.
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