Category Archives : Poetry

Pain in the Neck

  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   […]

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STILL

  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.

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CONTEMPLATION

 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 […]

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SWEET SURRENDER

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 […]

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STILLNESS AND REST

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 […]

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