Creamy Miles of Quiet

Quiet at Donner Lake
Quiet at Donner Lake

“Creamy miles of quiet….Giant swoop of blue.” Naomi Shihab Nye

I pull the car over, suddenly, a little bit recklessly

and ask you to take a photo

to capture that moment that I feel should last just a second longer

the tranquility, the stillness, the beauty

of that flash in our ordinary day.

I want to envelop it in pale pink satin and wrap it around me

gently forcing it into every pore of my skin and

pushing it deep into my core.

That twinkling of light, and silence,

and you

and creamy miles of quiet to come.

Words on silence inspired by January prompt-a-day with writealm.com

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Jennifer Wolfe

Jennifer Wolfe, a writer-teacher-mom, is dedicated to finding the extraordinary in the ordinary moments of life by thinking deeply, loving fiercely, and teaching audaciously. Jennifer is a Google Certified Educator, Hyperdoc fanatic, and a voracious reader. Read her stories on her blog, mamawolfe, and grab free copies of her teaching and parenting resources.

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8 thoughts on “Creamy Miles of Quiet

  1. Emily says:

    What a comforting, tranquil scene. I’m glad you caught it!
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    1. Emily, I must confess that nearly every day I drove my son to his new school over the break, I pulled over somewhere along the way to snap a photo. It is so stunning…and I always think about the Donner Party making their way through such rugged terrain. I love it there. ~Jennifer

  2. Dawn Wink says:

    Looooovvvvvveeeeeeee. Thank you.

    1. Yes- LOVE this poem…have you read it in its entirety? It is so stunningly juicy with imagery, I just knew it would fit with my experience right now. Hugs ~J

  3. amanda says:

    you had me at the nye quote. really wonderful and then your words…yes!
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    1. Amanda, I love the quote…and actually the entire poem it came from. That line, ‘creamy miles of quiet’ just stuck in my brain…such a visual, textural image. Thanks for the prompts, and thank you, thank you for commenting! ~Jennifer

  4. –B E A U T I F U L.

    Love this. x
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    1. Kim, thank you for your never ending support. And the quote…just a part of a longer, delicious poem. You would love every single word. Hugs! ~Jennifer

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