There Are Those That Give

There Are Those That Give

Rain falls
and the flowers are just
right in the very moment
where they are
to receive
and I simply observe
and absorb
and my heart is suddenly filled
with exuberance
and has blossomed fully well.
And I witness the overture of
poetry that has no words,
that is better felt, better witnessed.
And then I remember
that one marvelous afternoon
in the absence of birds
I was at peace with myself
and the world
and then a soft, pale sunlight appears
and I know
I just happen to know
the language of the rain
and that of the pale sunlight
as they both speak to my heart.

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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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14 Responses to There Are Those That Give

  1. Geo Sans says:

    so many
    languages
    without words
    ~
    connecting

  2. yes
    connecting through silence. i find this more powerful.
    thanks, Geo.

  3. maskednative says:

    This is so beautiful, you have expressed the feeling of total joy, thank you for this wonderful post.

  4. maskednative says:

    And also Virgilio, your photograph is just perfect.

  5. ur'damage says:

    Wow, quite a piece V….
    Loved it!

  6. ur'damage says:

    man oh man.. ! .. really enjoyed V.

  7. Walking My Path: Mindful Wanderings in Nature says:

    Beautiful poem and photograph. I love how connected your heart is to Nature. Kindred spirit.

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