Waiting for Silence

Prairie Rosinweed

Prairie Rosinweed © 2012 Bo Mackison

Waiting for Silence – A Poem

i listen
for the noise of daily life to subside;
for the voices in my head to quiet;
for the busyness of business to halt.

slowly i discover

silence is not…




Sun Salutation with Black Eyed Susans

Sun Salutation © 2012 Bo Mackison

silence is…





Bo Mackison is a photographer and the owner of Seeded Earth Studio LLC.  She takes photos constantly, and shares them daily. She writes poetry often, but shares it infrequently. Today she is on her way to the prairie again – her muse for both photography and words.

About Bo Mackison

I'm a photographer, book-artist, traveler, naturalist, and creator of the Contemplative Creatives Journey, An Online Workshop and Community and Desert Wisdom Cards and Workshops. Though often not well known, I find the desert a welcoming place - a healing space. Its mysteries and gifts transformed me several years ago. Since that first encounter, I return again and again to fill my well in what most people think of as a desolate region. I'd love to share my desert discoveries and wisdom with you. Please subscribe to receive my five part mini email course The Gifts of the Desert. It's my gift to you.


  1. Lovely poem. I completely agree.

  2. I love this Bo, so glad you chose to share it.

  3. Oh…I can so relate to this kind of need for silence. And – what gorgeous images to accompany this beautiful poem!

  4. Yes.

  5. SO lovely ~ I too appreciate these wonderful sections of golden coloured flowers midst the other golds of the season. Waiting for silence ~ how beautifully stated. Yes, thank you for the sharing.

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