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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,778 Points 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

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  • Gold Star - 19,645 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,100 Points Mary Mc Creath (9/23/2015 2:30:00 AM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,728 Points 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

  • Freshman - 554 Points James Fitzpatrick (1/9/2015 3:09:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 50,494 Points 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

  • Silver Star - 3,282 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 2,578 Points 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

  • Gold Star - 19,816 Points Ramesh Rai (9/10/2013 1:23:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 0 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Kanav Justa (12/13/2012 2:25:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 59 Points Narayanan Ramakrishnan (11/12/2012 9:46:00 AM)

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

  • Silver Star - 4,328 Points Sayeed Abubakar (11/12/2012 9:21:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 42 Points Heyyou Boy (11/7/2012 7:38:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 6,718 Points 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

  • Rookie - 6 Points Kevin East (11/1/2012 5:51:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie - 184 Points Karen Sinclair (10/27/2012 9:35:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 18,509 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,490 Points 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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,490 Points Xelam Kan™ (10/21/2012 12:14:00 PM)

    great........ plz read mine lost paradise (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 1, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, November 2, 2012

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