And I Simply Surrender

And I Simply Surrender

…there was a conscious silence that tender afternoon as I was seized by a deep longing…and I spoke to you in the silence of my heart…and then I realized that it is in not seeing you that I think of you much more often…with fondness, with love, with sadness, oftentimes washed with tears…but there is healing and i am learning…because of the gift of time…and the presence of grace…and I simply surrender…and that bird…yes, that bird…

(*photo taken at St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario)

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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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6 Responses to And I Simply Surrender

  1. j.h. white says:

    Vivid red breast….!
    I watched a robin making its nest at work yesterday just above the door to the greenhouse. It must have been satisfied, or ready to lay an egg, because it just sat there in its nest, watching us coming and going, the rest of the day.

  2. Tina Schell says:

    What a sad but powerful statement – melding perfectly with the photo. Very lovely

    • thanks, Tina, for the wonderful comments…part of my journey in life…from time to time, this moment happens…though sad, i welcome it with open arms…this is what completes my humanity…

  3. maskednative says:

    Your poem is very lovely, you walk in love, and that bird – a messenger, with the gift of healing for you.

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