Quietude

Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca

The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.

Psalm 23
The New international Version

Still me and let the silent waters flow
Still me when I’m too much on the go
Still me when my heart beats fast
Still me when haunted by the past
Still me when I run about
Still me when my life screams out
Still me still me every day
Still me when I kneel and pray
Still me so I can feel Your peace
To fly in formation like the Canada Geese.

Copyright Kavita 2019

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About Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca

Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca was born in Bombay to Prof. Nissim Ezekiel and Daisy Ezekiel. She attended Queen Mary’s School, St. Xavier’s College, Bombay University and Oxford Brookes University and has Masters’ Degrees in English, American Literature and Education. Her career spanned over four decades in Indian colleges, American International Schools and Canada, teaching English, French and Spanish. She’s a published poet, and has her poetry page at https://www.facebook.com/kemendoncapoetry. Kavita also writes short fiction. Her work is strongly influenced by her father’s work. (the late Nissim Ezekiel was an eminent poet, well-known in India and overseas.

5 thoughts on “Quietude

  1. Kavita Ezekiel Mendonca Post author

    Thank you so much Louis and Sameer for your comments on my poem Quietude. Besides the Faith theme, I love writing poetry in rhyme. I do write a lot of free verse too.

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  2. VijayNair

    A lovely,lyrical poem/prayer that incorporates faith in the quest for ‘Quietude’.Your father would have enjoyed reading this piece.

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