When I Am Quiet
    Footnotes

    “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.)