A Soft Brush of Tenderness

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It is in faint whispering that we hear and feel
the soft brush of tenderness that is revealed in emptiness and loneliness
through the poetry of the heart.

It is a gift.

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And They Appear As They Are

August 16, 2014 ~Charles Sauriol Conservation Area 041

And they appear as they are,
those moments of stillness, of timelessness,
sacramental gestures that reach beyond
what is there to see, requiring no explanation,
only a quiet wonder and reverence. They just happen to be there,
at that precise moment, waiting, subtly changing as they unfold, while the monks continue to chant and do sacred pauses through the hours of the day.

 

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A Silent Story

August 16, 2014 ~Charles Sauriol Conservation Area 088

It is that shaft of sunlight
that tells the whole story,
hoping yet fleeting.

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Naked Mind & Laundry

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Early Saturday morning. A cup of hot Chai tea. Cool summer wind. Grey sky. Softly swaying wildflowers. And a lonely bird. I soak in everything. A holistic engagement with life. No need for logic. No interrogation. No arrogance. Only humility. Yielding. Innocence. It is all about thereness and suchness. About connectedness and interrelationship. About the One True Source that unfolds every moment. That is beyond doubt. About having a naked mind. About having a full heart. About depth. And a deep surrender of the heart to the mystery of the moment. And then … doing the laundry in the evening.

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There is No Ending

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They wait in silence
and at the mercy of the wind.
The story is there.
And their disappearance, sooner or later,
will be an interesting part of the story.
There is no ending.

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Drifting Thoughts

Outside it is luminous…and humid…I see a solitary bird, gliding…the street is almost deserted…the summer wind plays…the leaves and the grass and the flowers play along…three people congregate under the shade of an old maple tree…and there is peace…this I desire…and deep understanding…the coffee shop is half-full…my cup is empty of green tea…and my thoughts drift…somewhere…further within…it is an inner silence…an inner journey…to an inner part of the universe…

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A Question Within a Question

A Question Within a Question

I was deeply moved to silence by
these last two lines from Mary Oliver’s poem, The Summer Day:

“Tell me, what is it you plan to do
with your one wild and precious life?”

I put down the book, opened my heart to the moment and looked faraway.
And then,

I walked away.

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