Just Go Gentle


The cold wind gasps, the clouds weep. It was their last time to see and to say goodbye to that departing leaf of autumn. Everything has changed. Their world will be different from now on though they will still go to work, brush their teeth, drink coffee, argue, fall in love, as if nothing happened. This is how life moves in relation to time as it deepens the sense of living. At some point, the table will turn around; and once this happens, we can hold on to this advice: Just go gentle.

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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1 Response to Just Go Gentle

  1. sanberdooboy says:

    your point about time — how we are affected by a season passing and then how we forget — seems true to me. and i often try to “Just go gentle,” but am often unsuccessful.

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