Seeing the World In A Lovely Thin Way


Another cold grey sunday morning.

The street is wet because of the melting snow

and the rain last night and this early morning.

Strange to think that there is a certain

kind of eloquent thinness in this landscape that

I find calming and beguiling and nourishing.

Later I will go out and walk and merge

with the thinness and I know that something

in me will blossom, lift me up and make me see

with illumined eyes the world in a lovely thin way

while I drink a dark roast coffee and read a book of poetry

about the sublime.

In the meantime I see a brown squirrel.

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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2 Responses to Seeing the World In A Lovely Thin Way

  1. Quite a scene you’ve set in my mind πŸ™‚

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