On Simple Truth

On Simple Truth

I will hold your hand
And together we will walk the path
Of no pretensions
Until we find that soft yielding space
Where we can sit down in silence
And watch the sun go down.

(*took this shot at 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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12 Responses to On Simple Truth

  1. Daniela says:

    Truly beautiful; the poem and the image -:)!

  2. Lovely image and verse. The sheer transience of what we perceive as our momentary permanence….

    They say when you get a lover
    You begin to lose a friend.
    That the end of the beginning is the beginning of the end.
    They say the moment that you’re born is when you start to die.
    And the first time that we said hello began our last goodbye.
    Roger Whittaker in The First Hello The Last Goodbye, 1976.



  3. LizzieJoy says:

    This is so lovely, Virgilio. The image is a beautiful one, too. I so enjoy reading and pondering on your profound words. Thank you, dear friend.

  4. loved the photograph and just loved the poem!

  5. poetjena says:

    Lovely, gently sweeping introspection –

  6. Damage says:

    Wow V, this is lovely!

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