And then there was Solace by Shobana Gomes

The face of a woman superimposed within the branches of a large tree
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And then there was solace,

Here where the sun’s light trail,

Between trees,

On the fallen leaves,

Caressing my uplifted face,

Seeking silence,

Of the quieted woods.

I have watched its touch,

heal the wounds,

of tree barks,

of the surviving leaves,

that lay

un-crumbled  upon the ground,

where I sit,

unperturbed by the,


I sit not wanting to leave,

the serenity,

the beauty,

the ambiguity,


Just me, solace,

And something,

that sounds,

a little,

like peace.


Shobana Gomes lives in sunny Malaysia. She believes that poetry is a culmination of heart and soul. Therein she finds her peace and inspiration. She advocates that life is a gift and believes that every person has a right to freedom. You can follow her on her social media pages or visit her blog SIMPLY SHOBANA to read her work.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Shobana’s beautiful poetry spreads warmth akin to the rays of the mighty sun. What is it about the sunshine and the caress of nature? When the quiet surrounds and the earthly elements embrace us, the stillness that follows is worth more than any comfort we could ever know. It might be the resilient spirit of nature instilling us with strength and inviting us to linger to heal and rejuvenate ourselves. The perfect excuse to breathe in and out, carefree and contented.
    Congratulations Shobana!

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  2. Thank you so much, Terveen for that beautiful summation of my poem. It is such a pleasure to read it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jonicaggiano says:

    Shobana this is beautiful. I love the way you ended this piece as well. It is amazing how nature can calm us and bless us. Some of my best memories are times spent with nature. Blessings to you, Joni

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  4. Thank you, Joni. I am happy that the poem relates. Yes, so true, some of my best moments are with nature too. Blessings to you too, take care.


  5. That is a wonderful read Shobana. So natural! And congratulations on getting it published! That is great!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Beautiful, serene poem, Shobana. I could feel nature’s mending solace.

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