Matt Mooney

(1943 / South Galway, Ireland.)

Alone


Goodbyes at the open front door
On a Sunday morning in Summer;
An aeroplane shines in the sun;
At home I can learn about solitude.

In the town it’s midday mass time-
A time and a place to be peaceful:
A short truce in the struggle of life;
I purchase the Sunday Press paper.

I’m welcomed in home by the dogs
And a friendly telephone caller;
My daughter awakes at it’s ringing;
Once again my world is revolving.

I am able to admire the day’s beauty-
The far distant mountains before me;
Like a train from a tunnel emerging
I have returned to the lap of creation.

(My own translation of my poem in French 'Solitude')

Submitted: Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, September 08, 2009

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  • Hazel Durham (12/14/2012 4:56:00 PM)

    A soothing and gentle poem about everyday life, finding time for solitude to reflect, savour the wonders of nature!
    Inspired write! (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (12/14/2010 9:53:00 AM)

    This is a beautiful poem of life and of being, of noticing all of life all around. Very wonderful. (Report) Reply

  • Golaka Acharya (11/28/2010 7:43:00 AM)

    It is the grace of solitude that enables me to estimate the beauty of everything and return to my creativity.Thanx. (Report) Reply

  • Bert Bell (10/27/2010 2:17:00 AM)

    Very lovely ideas and well-expressed thoughts, images and ending up with a brilliant last line. Beautiful poem.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Nimal Dunuhinga (6/10/2010 7:56:00 AM)

    I remember my childhood movie 'Lonely are the brave'.
    Sad indeed Matt, solitary travels from the cradle to the burial place with us. (Report) Reply

  • Nivedita Bagchi SPC UK (5/28/2010 11:07:00 AM)

    ‘I have returned to the lap of creation’ ~ smooth touch down…

    Loneness looms showers luminescence …nice imagery
    10/10
    Ms. Nivedita
    UK (Report) Reply

  • Beauty Philosophy (12/24/2009 7:07:00 AM)

    A very beautiful poem with nice imagery...Loneliness, pain and grief create better poets and more eloquent hearts.. (Report) Reply

  • Alf Hutchison (10/19/2009 10:22:00 AM)

    It is good to be alone sometimes Matt..I too enjoy it as I did this work.. thank you for the invite regards Alf (Report) Reply

  • Rup Pokharel (9/19/2009 11:54:00 PM)

    I read new art of yours ALONE and found so impressive.
    Matt! the following lines of your art

    I’m welcomed in home by the dogs
    And a friendly telephone caller;
    My daughter awakes at it’s ringing;
    Once again my world is revolving

    resounded in my mind for long.
    The loved Pet animal you see...how loyal to his master it called
    its master home to tell something important.
    also it shows your trust towards animals and respect their metaphorical sound or the look.
    Read worthy piece of art.10+++

    May I draw your attention please to go thro' once my ON HIS GRAVE (Report) Reply

  • Naseer Ahmed Nasir (9/16/2009 6:29:00 AM)

    am able to admire the day’s beauty-
    The far distant mountains before me;
    Like a train from a tunnel emerging
    I have returned to the lap of creation.

    It’s a beautiful poem, Matt. Reading it in this summer afternoon here is really very comforting. Images are so real that I can see just in front of my eyes and after all this wonderful imagery returning to the lap of creation is just great.
    Best Regards

    Naseer (Report) Reply

  • ~ Jon London ~ (9/10/2009 10:48:00 AM)

    A brilliantly comforting piece Matt..the imagery is so cheerful..it paints a wonderful scenery in the readers mind..blessed by your calming words...10++ (Report) Reply

  • surya . (9/9/2009 7:47:00 PM)

    beautiful and panoramic scenes. golden silence and solitude.happiness in family.bright imagery.nice poem.
    vted10
    surya (Report) Reply

  • Louis Rams (9/9/2009 7:20:00 PM)

    the returning to the lap of creation, drowns us in a beautiful sensation
    a sensation of the swirling winds taking us to places that we've never been.
    this is what i see in this poem of yours.

    excellent write and an honor to have read it. a ten (Report) Reply

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