Song of the Susurrus

Song of the Susurrus

A Poem by Gilad Levanon

An ode to the melody that is nature.

A glimmering gurgle
Of a morning songbird
A shimmering warble
Of a mournful owl

The feathery rustling
Of wind in the foliage
The leathery scuffling
Of little feet on a pebbled path

I'm learning to listen
To the subtle song of the susurrus
My eyes begin to glisten
As I immerse myself in the whispering
Of nature's spirits

To hear their sacred teachings
One must only listen
Listen to the ethereal melody
Of the world obscured
By the discordant thoughts
Of a fearful mind

Then does the song of the susurrus
Begin to reveal its' intricate perfection
Then does the song of the susurrus
Begin to deal its' infinite affection

© 2011 Gilad Levanon

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OOH I love this! It's simple and lovely! I love how you highlighted certain words to bring it a new life. I absolutely love this!

Posted 3 Years Ago

Excellent! Silence of the mind is so hard to obtain and equally difficult is setting aside the ego of the discordant mind so that one can truly see the truth of the world that is actually around us. I loved the way you slowly drew us to that point~ Nice job~

Posted 7 Years Ago

Silencing the mind and being a part of the universe allowing it to speak to us is a difficult task. This is a beautiful way to get that point across to the reader. This is vivid and well thought out.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Very sweet, this poem takes us there. Very well written.

Posted 9 Years Ago

Love the poem and your choice of colors is fantastic. I would have to say the color choice for the word subtle is most definitely "subtle" Bravo!

Posted 9 Years Ago

really nice wording!

and the colors are a fine touch

Posted 9 Years Ago

Wow i love this poem. It reminds me of a poem i'm reading now. Humans produce their own rhythm which tries to escape from nature (as if that was even possible). Only when we silence this impulse can we connect with the fundamental reality outside the illusion of our own isolation as "above nature". Great job

Posted 9 Years Ago

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a brilliant piece! ^_^ you've managed to capture your reader with your imagery. the flow is great, and the use of rightful adjectives to describe things is just..perfect! i totally liked this... ♥

Posted 9 Years Ago

I love how you used the colors :) Beautiful work ^^

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Added on November 8, 2011
Last Updated on November 8, 2011
Tags: nature, wilderness, beauty, spirit, music, melody, harmony, art


Gilad Levanon
Gilad Levanon

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