Part of a Great Dance


The air of being alone

can only be described

in a few lines of words,

spaced out, creating solitary gaps

in between lines. They know they exist.

They are quiet and patient.

They live by that existential emptiness

yet are not empty. A mysterious paradox.

They know they are small parts

of a grand emptiness that is also quiet and patient.

They respect and understand the passage of time,

as they are aware that it has its role

to play in this universal theatre.

Because they also have their own roles

and participate in this great silent dance.

Everyone is. And being alone is

part of the dance.

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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8 Responses to Part of a Great Dance

  1. John Pendrey says:

    Brilliant, thanks.

  2. The great dance becomes evident in these alone times, very powerfully sometimes!

  3. “Everyone is.

    And being alone is
    part of the dance.” – So very true.

    – esme upon the Cloud

  4. Complex and beautifully illuminated Virgilio.

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