How To Behave In The Face Of Beauty, Silence and Grace


The beautiful clarity of the early morning

like a clear brook in ancient times.

There is a quiet insistence in this

that ties holiness with beauty.

Then the yellow light silently and slowly spreads,

glittering the leaves that help unfold 

the geniality of my spirit.

How can I not succumbed to this beauty

and wonder?

It connects me to the ephemerality of the morning dew

and to the decent soft blowing of the wind

and to the first bird I have just seen.

It is actually spiritual.

And It all speaks of graciousness and mercy

and truth and justice. And wisdom.

And in my sweet aloneness, I listen and

it inhabits and grows in me.

There lies a deeper connection.

And I just keep quiet.

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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10 Responses to How To Behave In The Face Of Beauty, Silence and Grace

  1. arlene says:

    The beauty of another day and a lovely morning….priceless gifts !

  2. Val Boyko says:

    A beautiful reflection V 💛

  3. sedge808 says:

    Jonathan Livingston seagull

  4. You have said so much. I must go out and maybe find some of that peace.

  5. Geo Sans says:


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