Quiet

In the quiet of the evening

When all is still and tranquil

I breathe in deep and sense my essence

Pure, everlasting acquiescence


The gentle silence of the night

Soothes me into peaceful harmony

No thoughts invade to bring discord

Turned within, I find serenity


Sitting motionless, relaxed and steady

I feel composed and undisturbed

The whole of the cosmos supports my state

Iโ€™m in alignment; a smile escapes


Joy transcends all here below

Energy tickles its way upward

Merging powers serve to greet me

My Oneness revealed; Iโ€™m blessed completely

Entry for Thursday’s Poet Rally 42: ย http://thursdaypoetsrallypoetry.blogspot.com/

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  1. Lovely poem on relaxing the spirit. I wrote one on Meditomating too.
    http://booguloo.wordpress.com/2011/05/01/evening-shore/

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  2. I love it. Any time you can turn within and find peace, you are ahead of the game.

    http://timkeen40.wordpress.com

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  3. Gayle,
    Wonderful poem! Remembering to breathe for the sake of relaxing, calming and peace is an often forgotten art I believe. This poem is written in such a way that not only does it describe the experience but it helps the reader to get a feel for it as well. Nicely written.

    Peace,

    Stephen

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    • Thank you, Stephen. I’m happy to hear that it had that effect on you. I’m very grateful that I can feel this part of me–I don’t take it lightly.
      Peace,
      Gayle

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  4. jgavinallan

     /  May 1, 2011

    Very Zen like. I remember other posts. You express simple logic of the soul.

    Jaye

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  5. Beautiful poem about quiet. Perhaps “quiet” is actually a better word for alone. Have you ever tried to tell someone you are not lonely when you are alone; that they are two different things?

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    • Yes, maybe “quiet” is a better word for alone. And yes, I’ve tried to explain that to other people too–an apparent concept that some can’t wrap their brains around. I am rarely lonely when I’m alone. I’m mostly very content being alone.

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  6. Perfect! Just a a complete blessing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks for this.

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  7. you truly sound blessed. beautiful. i am making my way back to that place again. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Gayle

    The message of peaceful tranquility comes across so beautifully. The images shows the exact tone of the words. It is alway so peaceful to sit and meditae while looking at water.

    Beautiful,
    Isadora

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    • Hi Isadora, welcome home from your trip. Hope all is well.

      Thanks for the lovely compliment–I appreciate it.

      Look forward to perhaps reading something about your travels.

      Peace…
      Gayle

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  9. Wonderful poem, love the calm emotion in it, great write.

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  10. Beautiful words capturing the power of meditation. Think I need to try this more often (meditating, that is).

    Chloe xx

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  11. stunning,

    enjoy some peaceful some ..it helps.
    smiles.

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  12. I know the feeling and you put it so beautifully…

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  13. Julian Javier the Cyber Mushroom

     /  May 5, 2011

    nicely done! “Iโ€™m in alignment; a smile escapes” i love it! happy rally!

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  14. As peaceful as the thought which spawned these lines! ๐Ÿ™‚ Nice work.

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  15. A lovely peaceful poem Bodhirose. I wish I could feel such, instead of being plagued by an active mind and insomnia. Beautiful words, great sound.
    The Lonely Recluse.

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    • Thanks so much, TLR. I wish you could feel such too. My peace is challenged too when my active mind keeps me awake. No fun.

      Gayle

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  16. What peace. This is the feeling I find at 4am in quiet meditation. Well out here. Great job.

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    • There’s no peace like that in the wee early hours of the morning–when so much is still…

      Thanks, Marlee.

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  17. what a blissful, calming poem… these words are worth meditating on. thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. I once dated a hypnotherapist who taught me self-hypnotic relaxation. This poem reminds me very much of how that is acheived. It also reminded me that I should do it more often. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  19. WoW! Talk about complete relaxation. Wish I could find that place.
    Nicely done.

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    • Maybe you could just read this poem over and over if you ever feel stressed out… I think I’ll try it myself!

      Thanks, Andy.

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  20. A serene and inspiring post … a goal for all of us as we turn inward for guidance, clarity and growth! Beautifully written xoxoxo

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  21. Very Nice !!
    Happy Raly
    JL&B

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  22. Blessed mood that is. You must be a meditator.

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  23. I am blessed, to read your words, and see the wonder within. Vivid image you paint with words, they drew me in and allowed me to follow the path you created. Thank you!

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    • Now I am blessed to receive such a kind comment. I’m very glad these words allowed you to follow the path! Thank you, John and you’re welcome.

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  24. reads much like a meditation or bending toward one…and easy gentle flow to your words…that matches the topic…

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  25. Indeed a blessed and peaceful read~

    Nice to meet you at D’verse~

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  26. In the middle of the madness of my workday, I find a slice of peace in your medatative poem. Lovely and calming.

    Although this reminds me of the chant of my yoga instructor in wording and cadence, it doesn’t employ poetic devices to convey images or stir feelings. Some lines infuse internal rhyme which adds a nice element.

    Because this is written in first person and the aura is defined in simple words and thoughts, it is difficult to critique. I wouldn’t want to complicate it or change the flow.

    I’m not a fan of double-spacing in poetry. I read all poetry out loud and double-spacing interrupts the flow of thought but in this case, the poem is meant to be read slowly. If it were mine, I would use single line spacing.

    S3L1 “Sitting motionless but relaxed and steady” The word but isn’t necessary here. The flow absorbs more of the softness if you say “Sitting motionless, relaxed and steady”

    Truly lovely. Thank you so much for the mini-vacation from work stress and for the opportunity to read and offer input on your work. I truly enjoyed it.

    Beth

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  27. I’m glad this could bring you a sense of peace and calm today, Beth. It’s my yoga and meditation background coming out here!

    It seems like this writing program on WordPress automatically double spaces–I’ll have to investigate on how to remedy that.

    I agree with you on the word ‘but’–it’s not necessary. I so appreciate you taking the time to critique my work–thank you very much.

    Gayle

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  28. As Beth says this poem is a slice of peace ๐Ÿ™‚ In my humble opinion I think you could take out “still and” from the line “When all is still and tranquil” and replace it with ‘tranquility’ to eliminate the redundancy without losing the beautiful rhythm, but that is merely my humble opinion. When I read it I immediately thought of yoga ๐Ÿ™‚ the poem ‘breathes’ beautifully.

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    • Thank you much for your humble opinion–I appreciate you taking the time and effort to comment on this. And I’m glad you found some peace in it as well.

      Gayle

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