The Narrative Of Existence


It is fall and it is lovely.                                                                                                                       The intense colours of trembling leaves, struggling, detaching,                                         gliding and intimately kissing the ground.                                                                           Moments blossom to re-write history and                                                                                     to reveal a kind of certainty that only the sacred                                                                             is qualified to define.                                                                                                                         And as everything departs, everything also returns                                                                       to a certain special place that our heart intimately knows from the beginning of time. Bittersweet existence, fragile, but immensely beautiful.

And then I looked at those dried wildflowers and roses on my table and the stack of books for a couple of minutes and I just know. They silently narrate the story.


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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16 Responses to The Narrative Of Existence

  1. arlene says:

    And you have Rumi too, inggit ako. You are lucky to have that thick volume of Kahlil Gibran. Is it complete?

  2. maskednative says:

    Capturing the departing season alongside the still and timeless, all life in process. Nice post Virgilio.

  3. Hariod Brawn says:

    Just delicious – many congratulations Virgilio.

  4. Nomzi Kumalo says:

    Bravo Virgilio Gavia. 🙂

  5. Geo Sans says:

    walking home
    from school
    we stop
    at the river
    the salmon
    have returned

  6. nice one, Geo…thanks…the salmon returned home to regenerate. 🙂

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