Speak of silence
hear the song
Cavern of solace
whispers to one

Voices abate
words will sleep
Listen deeper
the spirit wakes

Duck Island Cottage, St. James Park, London, June 2011, c.b.w.

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c.b.w. 2012


34 thoughts on “Solitude

    • The cottage has a long history (or at least the concept of it) that dates back to the 1600s. Way back when an aviary was established by the royals on the grounds that are now St. James park. It now serves as the offices of the London Historic Parks and Gardens Trust.


  1. So totally English, this photograph. Cottage gardens like this one whither away in North Carolina heat and humidity. But I feel ten degrees cooler just looking at your photo. Your poem is equally beautiful…..truly listening is a gift of the spirit.


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