Stillness

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In the stillness
there is time
to ponder
to believe

The eagle flies
wisdom’s wind
Pine trees sway
a hidden song

The life’s pursuit
needs no waves
Only the stillness
in which to breathe

 

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Photo: Northwoods, Wisconsin, c.b.w. 2013
Words: free-verse, c.b.w. 2015

Philosophy

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Philosopher’s stone,
heavy with wisdom
No magic answers,
or fountain of youth
Rather a witness
to all that’s been lost

Sit and contemplate
the path to the truth
A breath lights the way,
one choice sets the course
Wait not a moment,
to start the journey

 

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Photo:  Great Mosque, Xi’an, China, c.b.w. 2005
Words: c.b.w. 2014