When I Am Quiet
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“When I Am Quiet,” Friend, Nov. 1992

When I Am Quiet

The earth is the Lord’s and the fulness thereof (Ps. 24:1)

When I am quiet and close my eyes,

I can hear

Butterflies talking to the bees,

Orange leaves falling from the trees,

Flowers bending with the breeze.

When I am quiet and close my eyes,

I can hear

Caterpillars climbing up a pole,

Rabbits hopping in a hole,

Ice cream melting in a bowl.

When I am quiet and close my eyes,

I can hear

Tiny stars twinkling in the sky,

Baby birds beginning to fly,

Raindrops left in the sun to dry.

When I am quiet and close my eyes,

I can hear

Goldfish swimming in a brook,

Children looking at a book,

Mittens hanging on a hook.

When I am quiet and close my eyes,

I can hear

A little boy thinking of jam and bread,

A little girl dreaming of ribbons of red,

A puppy sleeping in his soft, warm bed.

When I am quiet and close my eyes, …

Music, When I Am Quiet

Color this page after you read “When I am Quiet.” (Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki.)