Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the eightieth poem in this series. This week’s piece welcomes back Sandy Hartman.
There are times when sunrise dawns
Or sunset falls
Or late in fading afternoon
That no bird calls
And nothing speaks
And whispering leaves are still
When in that silent sanctuary the pulsing shatter of creation
Scatters all the vision that we see
And through that rent in time
The beating heart of God fills the heaven’s vault
Its touch, alive, sublime, Divine
When all creation knows that it is one
So said John Muir and John James Audubon
So say Jane Goodall and Margaret Mee
So says the eternal wellspring of my soul
(c) Sandy Hartman 11/12/12
I asked Sandy what prompted this piece and she said…
I am recounting here an occasion that seems to happen to us all at one time or another. These extraordinary moments are wonderfully mystifying and seem to tell us that there is far more to reality than what we see.
~ John Muir (1838-1914) – Scottish-born American naturalist. Early advocate for the preservation of the American wilderness. One of the fathers of our national parks.
~ John James Audubon (1785-1851) – French-American ornithologist, naturalist and painter, known for his many Incredibly beautiful paintings of birds in their natural habitats.
~ Margaret Mee (1909-1988) – British artist and naturalist who dedicated her life to preserving the wilderness and wildlife of the Amazon Basin.
~ Jane Goodall (1934-) – British primatologist, ethnologist, and anthropologist. Known for her work regarding conservation, animal welfare and most especially a life long study of chimpanzees.
A total silence is really eerie, perfect for writing though. It was lovely. Thank you, Sandy.
Sandy is a retired public school teacher at the high school and junior high levels, a member of Pen Women of America, Moxy Laureate for www.Moxywomen.com and the creator of the site www.eonwriter.com.
Her poetry is published in several journals and three poems placed first in various contests.
She does not self-publish, her hubris in creating www.eonwriter.com, she says, is quite enough.
She’s had the good fortune to travel to several countries in Asia and lived for a time in Saigon, Vietnam and Vientiane, Laos during the war.
She is most of all, a visionary poet, as you can well see by her site.
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