In This Place
by Hannah Herbert

I watch the sunlight fall across the open field
A simple breeze warms my face
Tall grasses whisper in the wind
I have no need to be complete in this place
I hear an ocean wave crash on the sandy shore
The grasshoppers sing to a steady pace
Seagulls cry shrilly from up above
I have no need to be accepted in this place
I taste the sweet night sky all around me
And watch the moon and sun in their incredible race
The stars twinkle like a million diamonds
I have no need to be worthy in this place
For my place is all of the things I am not, I will never be
My place is a comfort and a peaceful calm
There’s nothing to seek here and nothing to find
My place is the most beautiful of all
For this place dwells in my own heart and mind

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Poem Copyright © 2003 by Hannah Herbert

 

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