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Charles Ghigna - Father Goose®

the author of more than 100 award-winning books from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Time Inc.,

Scholastic, Simon & Schuser, Capstone, Boyds Mills, Abrams, Orca, Charlesbridge and other publishers.

Be Still in the World

Be still in the world wherever you are,

listen to life’s lullaby;

the heartbeat, the breathing, the giving, receiving,

the sun and the moon and the star.

They all shine true through the essence of you,

a beacon of boundless light;

the father, the mother, the sister, the brother,

all are within you tonight.

Let the flow of the seas, the lilt of the breeze,

the rush and the calm of all time

carry your dreams along rivers and streams

and let you be still where you are.

©Charles Ghigna


Marjorie said...

You're right (carrying on from what you say over at A Year of Raeding) this is just the balm that's needed in these overly eventful times. Thank you.

Carol said...

I needed this today. Thanks. I'm going to print it out and carry it with me.

Mary Lee said...

Yes, this is one to carry in our hearts and in our pockets. I like having this poem next in line after Heidi's post. It's almost like an answer to her, or a gift to help her through. Thank you.

Author Amok said...

Hi, Charles. Your poem reminds me of the collection, "This Place I Know," which features poems of comfort for children. Thank you for your gentle, reassuring words.

jama said...

Simply beautiful. ♥

Joyce Ray said...

The line "the heartbeat, the breathing, the giving, receiving" makes me think of Japan right now. I love that the last line echoes the first. The poem is perfect for sharing in these days. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem today.

Shoshana said...

This is so beautifully peaceful.

Toby Speed said...

I can hear this set to music. Thank you.

Jayne Gammons said...

I'm going to carry this poem in my pocket on April 14!

Charles Ghigna said...

Thank you all for dropping in with your generous comments.

We posted a new poem
"Could a Poem Stop the War?"
over at The BALD EGO Blog