Sound of Silence
Sound of Silence by philomena o'dea

when i am present,
i hear the silence
of the humm of the dryer,
the laughter of children,
the snoring of the cat. 
all the small,
silent sounds of life.
when i am present.

Another Small Stone

NaSmaStoMo is done.  (National Small Stone Month).  This is the final installment!  Next, onto a daily haiku challenge with my friend at


  1. dan said on January 31, 2011
    and when you're not present what do you hear? While I'm waiting for angel's voices I hear the fluttering of wings, inner voices of peace, and stones proclaiming the presence of God.
    1. Terri said on January 31, 2011
      I think that when I am not present, when I'm not really showing up, I hear the noise of my own ego clammoring for attention. But when I can put that aside, becoming present lets me hear (and love) life which ultimately points to the Kingdom of God.
  2. Someone is Special said on February 1, 2011
    Hi nice poem about the Kingdom of God.. The Challenge is oN!.. Hope you join us here Someone is Special
  3. sharmishtha said on February 3, 2011
    we have to be present to hear.

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