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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Tranquility

Tranquility
is the moment just born
and the moment just died
and the understanding
that these are the same
moment.

Tranquility
is the breath drawn in
and the breathe sailing out
and the knowledge
that they are
the same breath.

Tranquility
is remembering
there is no You,
no Me,
no Other,
but rather,
there is one
continuous
existence,
infinite and forgiving,
and once
this is known,
all that remains
left to do
is smile.

[Written for Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Tranquility,  http://poetryblogroll.blogspot.com/2015/11/poets-united-midweek-motif-tranquility.html ]

29 comments:

  1. This is really good...especially love the thought on the moment past and present. Beautiful.

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    1. Thanks, funny how time works.

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  2. a beautiful meditation Buddah

    have a nice Wednesday

    much love...

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  3. My favorite is the first, Mosk. It is a theory that really resonates with me.

    And the last one gives me a feeling of extreme peace...the continuation of life!

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    1. Thanks, may your peace last as long as you do!

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  4. Love this - such a profound write :D :D

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    1. Thanks, it's what I believe.

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  5. I concur with the comments above! Very good! At first the oneness seems frightening, but it is a mindfulness that leads to oneness and tranquility. The ending of your poem brought me the very smile of which you speak.

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    1. Yay! Next time, send a pic of you smiling!

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  6. Oh this is so wise and wonderful to read - and remember! Beautifully done!

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    1. Thanks, Sherry. It's to remind me as well!

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  7. What a wise and thoughtful poem. I love the idea of the oneness of everything.

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    1. Thanks, I tend to see things non-dualistically.

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  8. This made me truly smile. The first stanza starts the whole poem wonderfully and to the end - wise and thoughtful and full of light.

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    1. Excellent - I'm glad it made you smile.

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  9. Balanced lovely feeling in your words. Much light!

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    1. Thanks, it is my wish to bring light.

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  10. This is an incredible poem and meditation in one. If I repeat it every day, I may yet know tranquility.

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    1. Thanks, and if you repeat it everyday, I'm sure you'd find ways to improve it!

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  11. I like htis poem very much and agree that tranquility is paradox.

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    1. Yes, I agree that life is paradox and also not paradox.

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  12. A brilliantly philosophical and knowing poem - the first verse alone could stand up for itself and sing loudly

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    1. Thanks, I probably should've just stopped after the first verse, eh?

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  13. Your poem is so very spiritual. There is only now!

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    1. Thanks and yes you are exactly correct.

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  14. Oh, this is wise and strong and true. Great lines.

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    1. Thanks, Clairey. I hope it brings tranquility.

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  15. Beautifully describes the evanescence of time and existence and the tranquillity that one feels when one understands why we are here and what we need to do... Lovely!

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