Deborah Barchi

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If we could view our lives
as a soaring bird does

the details, the patterns
the changes, the repetitions

we might take pride
in the strength of our wings

anticipation in the rising of the sun
satisfaction in our work well done

and yet yearn for, far beyond
the expression of…

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Photo by Juli Kosolapova on Unsplash

A cat at her ease
A pool without a ripple
Peace inside and out

Oh, blessed silence!

How rare it is and how precious.
We live in a world of manufactured noise,

competing with our own inner chatter
drowning out that “still, small voice”.

If for a moment we could…

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.