Visual Poetry #28 (The Poetry of Silent Moments)

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…minus 7 degrees Celsius…there I was, standing still, alone, and awed by the gentle whiteness of the conservation area…so serene…so still…there was clarity…no complications…a deep sense of belonging…a deep sense of an unseen presence…my heart opened wide like a begging bowl…and I was just yielding and soaking in the intimacy of the moment…and then I gently made some movements as I realized that my silent presence in a posture of sweet surrender is more important than the quiet slithering of the passage of time…after thirty minutes of photographing what I felt were silent poetical moments, I calmly walked away, allowing my heart to lead the way…

(* i photographed these images at the Charles Sauriol Conservation Area, Toronto, Ontario)


About Virgilio Gavia

Interests: poetry, photography, writing (prose and poetry), walking/hiking, reading (non-fiction and books of poetry) drinking coffee and herbal teas, camping, fishing, contemplating, solitude, silence, traveling, faded jeans, meaningful conversation, wabi-sabi, haiku, tanka, Jazz, Classical, oldies, all the books of Thomas Merton, Joseph Campbell, Thomas Moore, John O'Donohue, Mary Oliver, David Whyte, Mark Strand, ancient Chinese and Japanese poets, The Bible, spirituality, philosophy, psychology, sociology, history, humanities and the arts.
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20 Responses to Visual Poetry #28 (The Poetry of Silent Moments)

  1. Beautiful shots and words … thank you for sharing this moment of peace.

  2. arlene1027 says:

    love all the pics…hope you would post more….

  3. Beautiful… Great images!!!

  4. bebs1 says:

    t must have been a very nice solitary walk.

  5. Your words blend so well with your visual writings. I am honored to be your friend and I can learn a lot from you as well as you learning a lot from me. 🙂

  6. free penny press says:

    My first visit here.. what a wonderful treat ..lovely words to accompany lovely images.

  7. damage says:

    awesome as always…
    Thanks V!

  8. ShimonZ says:

    very beautiful scenes.

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