And They Appear As They Are

August 16, 2014 ~Charles Sauriol Conservation Area 041

And they appear as they are,
those moments of stillness, of timelessness,
sacramental gestures that reach beyond
what is there to see, requiring no explanation,
only a quiet wonder and reverence. They just happen to be there,
at that precise moment, waiting, subtly changing as they unfold, while the monks continue to chant and do sacred pauses through the hours of the day.



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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4 Responses to And They Appear As They Are

  1. Hariod Brawn says:

    Absolutely exquisite Virgilio.

    Many congratulations, and best regards.


  2. so beautiful! those still, quiet moments when we catch a glimpse of eternity – your photo and poem are a balm to my heart

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