seeking solitude

I never found a companion that was so companionable as solitude.

-David Henry Thoreau


when being alone
doesn’t seem lonely
but a companionable
inner retreat, making
space for the soul.

find quietude within,
aware of own breath.
listen to music of the
wind and water, hear
time self-expanding

rest hurried mind
de-stress taut body
take time to imagine
core life possibilities,
reconsider priorities.

renewal of creative
in scent of rainwater
dew on emerald leaf;
barefoot in grass, sun
caresses shoulders.

posture of prayer
sitting in silence;
listen for God’s still
small voice speaking
truth to deepest heart.



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Bjorn invites us to explore some solitude and then link with dVerse poets

15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. David C Brown
    May 07, 2020 @ 04:34:01

    Mark 9:8 “Jesus alone with themselves”


  2. msjadeli
    May 06, 2020 @ 21:04:23

    You do a good job of describing the ritual that puts you in a sacred space.


  3. hank77
    May 06, 2020 @ 18:46:38


    One will always be protected when guided by divine intervention. Very apt and very true lynn! Thanks Ma’am for visiting Hank every so often



  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 06, 2020 @ 14:41:48

    I love how you capture the way of finding the companionable inner self


  5. Linda Lee Lyberg
    May 06, 2020 @ 12:39:09

    Your poem speaks to the peace of being alone- lovely Lynn.


  6. Frank Hubeny
    May 06, 2020 @ 11:59:27

    I like the last stanza. It offers good advice on listening for God’s voice.


  7. kim881
    May 06, 2020 @ 04:15:41

    I agree, Lynn, being alone doesn’t mean being lonely, it is ‘a companionable inner retreat, making space for the soul’. That doesn’t mean I don’t long for some company sometimes. I love the lines:
    ‘listen to music of the
    wind and water, hear
    time self-expanding’.


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