Sunday, August 4, 2013

A Haven--By Pam Murray--Canada

A Haven

Beneath the quiet trees I sit and write
Where coolness fans the fires of imagery
And sounds of insects, trees and birds above
All whisper secret thoughts and dreams to me.

The city speaks and wraps itself around
The quiet of my little rendezvous
But I am safe. The stillness conquers here
Allowing me to hide myself from view

And spend creative time within the trees
Protected from the stresses of the day.
In spirit I become a child again,
Imagination flying as I play.

This world of magic waits outside my door;
A haven that my heart was searching for.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Pam Murray has been writing poetry since the mid-1960’s.  She was married for over 41 years and has two daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson.  Pam has been published in a variety of venues.  Her proudest writing accomplishment was a poem she wrote for a United Way fundraiser, which was later framed with a French translation and hung on the wall of the legislature in Ottawa, Canada.  To her, poetry is a transposition of a vision she sees in her mind.  Writing and crocheting are her passions.


  1. lovely poem. we all as writers need these quiet spaces to dream and compose! enjoyed stopping by. best wishes, ralph.

  2. I could feel the tranquility in your words, Pam.
    I enjoyed the read and thank you for sharing your poem with us all.
    Jan x

  3. Jan, it's wonderful that you are able to find such peace in nature and tune out the rest of the world. Another writer here (Sandra Stefanowich) often writes of the tranquility she feels when walking through the woods enjoying nature. When you wrote, "The city speaks and wraps itself around The quiet of my little rendezvous," I immediately thought of New York's Central Park. And it's always nice to feel like a child again without the worries we face in adult life. Awesome poem! Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  4. Thank you, Jack Clubb, for the following comment--

    This is an excellent sonnet. We often need to get back to nature to find peace.

  5. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Inspiring message reminding us how nature not only brings serenity to our busy lives, but conjures up memories of fun-filled, carefree childhood days! Thanks for sharing your delightful poem Pam.

  6. Mother Nature is full of surprises, she can release devastation or provide a sanctuary for those weary of the hectic lifestyle that we all endure. Loved it pal as usual! Love Jane

  7. Thank you, Connie Marcum Wong, for the following comment--

    This is such a beautiful relaxing poem Pam. I feel a divine presence when surrounded by trees. Mahalo, Connie

  8. Ralph, Janice, Carolyn, Jack, Christine, Jane and Connie; thank you so much for your feedback. I am so sorry it's taken me this long to respond. But such support makes it worth while writing poetry.


  9. Dear Pam,

    Thank you for all the lovely comments you left for other writers today and for sharing your wonderful poem. It is encouraging people like you that make the writing community such a joy to be a part of. I appreciate your support of Whispers.