Poem: Sitting Time

By: Duane L. Herrmann

Old pondering

Desperate relief
lifetimes of stress,
six decades of hell,
numblingly welcome
to simply sit,
and do nothing.

So the man sits
in blessed relief;
sitting, simply sitting:
no objective,
no goal,
no action –
to him, amazing –
to do nothing.

But it’s not nothing
it is peace,
and healing.


(Duane L. Herrmann, lives on the rolling prairie of Kansas.  His work can be found in:American Poets of the 1990’s, BAFA, Blue Pen, Inscape, kansaspoets.com, Little Balkans Review, Midwest Quarterly, Orison, Phoenix Sound, Planet Kansas, Potpourri, World Order, the Kansas Poets Trail in downtown Wichita, Kansas, the Map of Kansas Literature (website) and more.  Other work has been published in a dozen countries in four languages.)

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