Ancient Longing


There is a stillness
that runs deep
that strokes the soul
and a luminous silence
that unlocks an ancient longing
that I still do not understand.
I just walk, wondering, as I come
to terms with the deeper truth of life.
And part of that deeper truth is
not understanding that ancient longing.

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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6 Responses to Ancient Longing

  1. Val Boyko says:

    A beautiful wonder and wander Virgilio 💛

  2. chrisbkm says:

    Virgilio the two last lines especially resonated. The Mysteries which belong to something much deeper than our intellect are not necessarily meant to be understood. Lovely image and insights.

  3. maskednative says:

    “To just walk, wondering, and not understanding”
    – this post makes me think of simply BEING and it’s peaceful acceptance to just to walk and wonder.
    Your way of walking is very beautiful Virgilio.

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