I Can Smell it from Afar

I Can Smell it from Afar

…it is a night of moonless ponderings…of slowly streaming memories…of shimmering thoughts that start to rise up from out of a once barren mind racked with cracks of aching histories…I move and weave my way through a maze of tracks left by the sweltering passage of time…steaming…it was the heat…the heat of the moment…the heartbeat that stealthily crawls…it is the kind of movement that constructs strange hieroglyphics…that percolates…that raptures…that provokes…that disturbs…that confuses…that leaves trails of riddles…and traces of the sphinx…yet that also loves and remembers and longs…and then I wrote all of them down…a tangible reality that reconciles…for I know the story so well that I can smell it from afar…

(*image photographed during one of my night photo-contemplative walks)

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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11 Responses to I Can Smell it from Afar

  1. I love this, some great imagery here Virgilio.

  2. amberafrica says:

    Beautiful !!!

  3. Damage says:


  4. bejamin4 says:

    A wonder to read.

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