PAIN IN THE NECK Pain in the neck, Pain in the ass, Just lie back And let it pass. Pinch of tension, Dash of strain, Did I mention A heated brain? Care to listen? Tune right in […]
STILL The wave of relaxation is complete When it comes down from my head And through my feet. Being still, calming down, The lights are low There is no sound. A period of rest The order of the day For an hour I will stay Still.
I lean and loafe at my ease …. observing a spear of summer grass. from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself” in Leaves of Grass CONTEMPLATION I lean and loaf and sit around Taking in the sights and sounds Of shore or meadow or a wooded trail; I’ll watch a squirrel shake its tail Or […]
SWEET SURRENDER Going passive, letting go, Being still or moving slow, My bed beckons and attracts And in seconds I relax. My limbs grow heavy; I’m cool in head. I indulge this state instead Of drive, ambition, an active stance, I know stillness, rest, and a calming trance. A half an hour, maybe more Is […]
BLESSED STILLNESS We dash about, go near and far, In train and plane and in our car. The world goes by in miles per hour. No time to stop and smell a flower. But wait a moment and take this test And have a day of peace and rest. So take a day, or maybe […]