Hazel Durham


Life - Poem by Hazel Durham

Places, faces, friends or foe,
Life gathers as we sow,
Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow,
Lovers say their empty words then go,
Familiar voices we long to hear,
To comfort us in all our fears,
Life as complex as the incoming tides,
Sometimes soft and serene,
More times fast and turbulent,
Bringing us plenty of woe,
Our time will come, when we will know,
The calm, the stillness,
The silence of our souls.


Comments about Life by Hazel Durham

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (1/15/2016 7:01:00 PM)

    It reads even better the second time! Loaded with life and full of the fragility that is factual. Well done my friend! (Report) Reply

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  • Elisabeth Wingle Elisabeth Wingle (11/6/2015 9:03:00 PM)

    I really enjoyed this. I can not stop saying the first four lines. They are mesmerizing, I think they will stick with me for a while! (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin Dr.tony Brahmin (10/20/2015 1:43:00 AM)

    Life as complex as the incoming tides, ...
    At the end a time will come to enjoy peace stillness, beauty of the meditative mind. thank you. there is a lot of peace in your poem. thank you (Report) Reply

  • Mary Mc Creath Mary Mc Creath (9/23/2015 2:30:00 AM)

    I enjoyed your outlook on life in all its facets. lovely write (Report) Reply

  • Stephen Katona Stephen Katona (4/26/2015 7:25:00 PM)

    Well done for capturing and putting together so many important aspects of life. You've created a real gem here. (Report) Reply

  • James Fitzpatrick (1/9/2015 3:09:00 PM)

    Love to know what the poem is about. Beautiful Hazel (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad Akhtar Jawad (1/8/2015 10:04:00 AM)

    Places, faces, friends or foe,
    Life gathers as we sow,
    A great write........................10 (Report) Reply

  • Jak Black (11/5/2014 6:24:00 AM)

    A beautiful piece of writing. Thoughtful and meaningful. Well done Hazel, you are very talented.
    Twenty great comments, only nine votes. Amazing! (Report) Reply

  • Achill Lad (9/25/2014 5:26:00 AM)

    Life in a nutshell, for the vast majority. Wish I was as optimistic as you though. Ha ha. Once again a pleasure to read. (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai Ramesh Rai (9/10/2013 1:23:00 PM)

    a soothing write perhaps searching for hollowness of life (Report) Reply

  • Dermot Mc Garthy (3/29/2013 8:37:00 AM)

    I like it best when your are inspired by your obvious inherent spirituality, and act on this. This is an example here, but have seen it in some of your other poems too-where all the bullshit of living this life will be unmasked for us all one day, near or far.........when our souls shall indeed be still. Rock on. Dermo (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa Kanav Justa (12/13/2012 2:25:00 AM)

    Dreams scatter as harsh winds blow, , , wow, , , nicely written (Report) Reply

  • Narayanan Ramakrishnan (11/12/2012 9:46:00 AM)

    how true, beautifully crafted. will read more of your poems. (Report) Reply

  • Sayeed Abubakar Sayeed Abubakar (11/12/2012 9:21:00 AM)

    A very good poem. Wonderful piece. (Report) Reply

  • Heyyou Boy (11/7/2012 7:38:00 AM)

    A wonderful poem. expressed well. outstanding write! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (11/4/2012 10:54:00 AM)

    Life is complex and challenging as brought out by you very realistic poem. Well done my friend. (Report) Reply

  • Kevin East Kevin East (11/1/2012 5:51:00 AM)

    Flows like the tide..and memorable. (Report) Reply

  • Karen Sinclair (10/27/2012 9:35:00 AM)

    A nice write of retrospect and searching deeper understanding....thought provoker...tyvm karen (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (10/27/2012 7:44:00 AM)

    What a story you have told in such few words. Well written. thank You (Report) Reply

  • Xelam Kan™ Xelam Kan™ (10/22/2012 12:35:00 PM)

    n your poem LIFE in the first half you followed the rhyming pattern like sow an d fow and then fear and hear, then suddenly turned to free style.thou msg is complete........ (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, November 2, 2012


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