a quiet house

I hear birdsong from the front yard
and rain sounds from the back
the quiet whir of the ceiling fan above
with a napping dog on the floor
the silver keys are tapping
beneath my flying fingertips
I’m still in pajamas
even though it’s well past lunch
ah, yes, my favorite kind of day
breathe in
breathe out
just drinking in
the sounds of a quiet house
for the children
are with their Papa

Written on May 31, 2012.
http://turquoisetangle.tumblr.com/post/24139237411/a-quiet-house

© 2012 Janean Baird, Turquoise Tangles

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15 thoughts on “a quiet house

  1. sigmundpolanius

    In really quiet house;Is no routing mouse.:)

  2. nice to enjoy the sounds 'of silence' – peaceful, especially when you know the noise will return 🙂

  3. sigmundpolanius

    Sound of silence;Needs patience!:)

  4. derWandersmann

    " … And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sound of silence"

  5. Originally posted by sigmundpolanius:

    In really quiet house;Is no routing mouse.:)

    No mice here…except the computer kind.
    And I don't usually have a mouse plugged in to my shiny, silver laptop.
    I do love the quiet of the house though.
    Even now, my husband is at work, and the children are sleeping in on Sunday morning and I know I should go wake them, but just a little longer…for all of us…before I do.
    ~ Janean

  6. Originally posted by sigmundpolanius:

    Sound of silence;Needs patience!:)

    I need patience in the face of noise. The silence is the soothing balm, that helps me face the rest. Thank you for your comments, Sigmund. Both of them. I'm replying now…no more silence from me, here at Opera. I've missed the community here too much to stay away much longer in self imposed exile. ~ Janean

  7. Originally posted by derWandersmann:

    " … And the sign said "The words of the prophets are written on the subway walls And tenement halls And whispered in the sound of silence"

    A beautiful quote, dW. Thank you for sharing it. Mmmm, whispers, silence. My oldest son is awake, and my Quiet Time for today is Officially Over. ~ Janean

  8. Originally posted by studio41:

    nice to enjoy the sounds 'of silence' – peaceful, especially when you know the noise will return 🙂

    That's right, Jill. Mother's Know, don't we?! The noise and commotion and busy-ness of a house full of family is wonderful, but oh, these quiet moments, when we can think our own thoughts and catch our breath, we NEED these moments too…so we can handle all the rest as we care for our family and meet the needs of those we love. ~ Janean

  9. Originally posted by jbaird:

    when we can think our own thoughts and catch our breath

    AMEN!

  10. Originally posted by studio41:

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    when we can think our own thoughts and catch our breath

    AMEN!

    Amen, indeed. I knew you'd know and JUST GET IT! ~ Janean

  11. Originally posted by jbaird:

    I knew you'd know and JUST GET IT!

    yup. 🙂

  12. sigmundpolanius

    Our nice comment;Creates nice blog environment.

  13. Originally posted by sigmundpolanius:

    Our nice comment;Creates nice blog environment.

    Thank you for stopping by to comment yet again, Sigmund Polanius. I do enjoy the blogging community at My Opera. The comments and conversation that follow a post are part of the fun of writing in the first place.
    ~ Janean

  14. sigmundpolanius

    Originally posted by jbaird:

    Originally posted by sigmundpolanius:

    Our nice comment;Creates nice blog environment.

    Thank you for stopping by to comment yet again, Sigmund Polanius. I do enjoy the blogging community at My Opera. The comments and conversation that follow a post are part of the fun of writing in the first place. ~ Janean

    Thank you for your kindness and understanding,it is fun to comment here sometimes.:)

    Sigmund.

  15. Originally posted by sigmundpolanius:

    Thank you for your kindness and understanding,it is fun to comment here sometimes.:)Sigmund.

    You're welcome to comment anytime. 🙂
    ~ Janean

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