The second poem for National Poetry Day is from one of America’s best-loved poets, Charles Ghigna (also known as Father Goose®). He lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama and is the author of more than one hundred books and more than five thousand poems for children and adults. Charles Ghigna website is here, and this is a link to his excellent latest book, Dear Poet: Notes to a Young Writer, published by Resource Publications.
Be Still in the World
Be still in the world wherever you are,
listen to life’s lullaby;
the heartbeat, the breathing,
the giving, receiving,
the sun and the moon and the star.
They all shine true through the essence of you,
a beacon of boundless light;
the father, the mother,
the sister, the brother,
all are within you tonight.
Let the flow of the seas, the lilt of the breeze,
the rush and the calm of all time
carry your dreams
along rivers and streams
and let you be still where you are.
© Charles Ghigna
Thank you, for this lovely poem, Charles Ghigna!