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

A Quiet Place

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In the shade of nature’s nook,

peace of mind is closer than you think

Meditation sings with trickles of wind chimes ,

or the creak of an old wicker bench

There’s always a space for those willing to sit,

but not for those who choose to walk by

Buddha is listening with his eyes closed,

wisdom is felt and seldom seen

Whether or not you believe,

take his advice and just simply be

 

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c.b.w. 2014