Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sunday Sonnet - Quiet

Quiet, a sonnet by Aisling

The quiet of the house envelopes me
Enfolds me in the shadows and the light
The whistle of the kettle sings sweetly
One last cup of comfort to toast the night.
My candles flicker softly on the hearth
My thoughts flicker more softly to the past
I pull my memories close against my heart
Relive them, let them go, and watch them pass.
But when I rise to tuck me into bed
The echoes of those memories rise again
They sing of yesterday within my head
I listen to the lullaby of then
The quiet is a comfort and a prize
It soothes my fall, then inspires me to rise.

 (The first in a series of "little songs" for Sunday.)

Wherever you are, whatever the weather, I wish you comfort and joyful memories.


marcia said...

lovely words, Aisling.

happy day!

Aisling said...

Thank you, Marcia! :)

Prairie Star said...

Beautiful, my friend.

Nan said...

Oh my gosh, this is so good! I am glad your new house also offers quiet to soothe you.

Nan said...

I wanted to say that I shared your sonnet with a friend of mine who is in the throes of divorce proceedings, and having a hard time of it.

Aisling said...

Prairie Star, Thank you so much!

Nan, Thank you! I hope the sonnet offers some measure of comfort to your friend.

One Woman's Journey said...

Oh - my dear Aisling
This is beautiful but made tears come to my eyes.
I know nothing
But read much between the lines
It takes one who has been there
to truly understand.
Special thoughts go out to you
The snow is rapidly falling here in the woods
Beautiful sight...

Aisling said...

Ernestine, Thank you so much. I believe you do understand. I felt that we were kindred spirits before, and feel that in the special thoughts you are sending.

I love snow in the woods. There is that special hush to all the world as the snow falls, isn't there?

LauraX said...

"I listen to the lullaby of then
The quiet is a comfort and a prize
It soothes my fall, then inspires me to rise." Oh Aisling, this is just lovely!

Aisling said...

Laura, I'm having a low night, and your enthusiastic comment lifts my spirits! Thank you.

Pom Pom said...

Beautiful, Aisling. I love your way with words, rhythm, and tone. We are starting Shakespeare at school and it's hard to invite fourteen-year old kids to grasp the sonnet. I love yours.
About One True Thing . . . absolutely one of my favorite films. I've watched it over and over again and I adore the house and I adore Kate (is that right?) because she's a servant-hearted lover of life and beauty. I loved the book, too. Okay, dearest. I am sending some prayers your way. You are so special.

Aisling said...

Pom Pom, Thank you for your kind words and the prayers. Your thoughtfulness means so much to me.

Jessica Monte said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Your words really make me feel at ease. Thank you, :-)

Anonymous said...

Your words are beautiful! Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. You really made my day!

Aisling said...


Thank you. I'm glad my words had that positive affect! :)

Songs of Light,

Thank you for returning my visit and for your kind words about my sonnet. I'll be back to visit your blog frequently.

Linda said...

popping in to say hello...this is beautiful, your words are like warm chocolate... i apologize i have not been by but i was not able to be online for a week or more... anyway, hope you have a good weekend.xx

Aisling said...

Thank you, Linda. I hope you have a beautiful weekend as well. I have a post or two to catch up on at your blog also, I think! :)