Tag Archives: stillness

Eyeing The Sky

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it’s part of nature
to wait it took me
a long time to get
it to taste the truth
of such statement

beauty of flowers

starts in the cycle
the seed growing
in darkness eyeing
the sky smiling to
the breeze falling

asleep at night so
many times until
it’s fall come in
time that is a
repeat that

is patience at his best

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Intertextures – Crossing Rivieras

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transparency
is something I
share with fish

I’m suspended
at last a gracious
moment they

stick closer if I
hold in stillnes
even more come

what is there
re generation
wisdom shared

I wish I could
last forever in
salty waters

weightless

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More poems of this collection: “Crossing Rivieras” can be found on this blog with the search botton to your right.

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Italian Summer, Ferragosto 2015

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mid day of August’s
mid month some echoes
of a church service

on a television where
there are very few visions
a small breeze rises

awakening me to
a tiny drip drop
a small precipitation

into myself until
an airplane breaks
the clouds in two

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Not Rosaries Nor Missals – Stillness And Dances, 2016

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I satisfy myself
in circles of light
stillness and dances

it’s the music
within that slows
us down and we

wonder and return
to these lovely
planes

a step or two
to understanding
the sound

silence broken
by golden lights
we curl up

we are being
picked up

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“Not Rosaries Nor Missals” is a collections of poems started on July 2013. The poems, about a spiritual journey, have the habit of popping up here, for a maximum count of seven, in July of each year.

The older poems of the collection can be found, and read, using the search window to the right of this screen.

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Stillness From The California Notebooks

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we sit in the sun today
still as the mountains me
and the cat by the pool

he has this strange habit
drinking the blue
water smelling of chlorine

I have the one of constantly
thinking – observing
while moving words around

we both had our fills
as we sit
immobile shedding sleep

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Stillness From The California Notebooks 2015

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wind tending
the lonely trees

too tall to reach
a few visits here

and there clouds
birds the music

played by the wind
kissed by the sun

caressed by rain they
get more attention

without moving
some of us do
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Stillness From The California Notebooks 2015

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eternity roams
inside me I can’t
help but travel

forever wondering
the mind and space
on earth as in dreams

seeking some order
chasing the waters
harmony to fill me

deep from the inside
to make me a lake
alas at home

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Stillness From California Notebooks 2015

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I notice the silence

not anymore the chirping
or the chatter of the wind

I notice the hummingbird
trying stillness by furious

flapping I stop engaging
myself I let go of my eyes

frantic grasping of letters
on a page putting the book

where it was letting
my head down as

beheaded falling

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2015-04-09 07.34.16

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California Notebooks, 2015

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I recon I could be
creative as the sun
everyday making

enchantments new
shadows new patterns
filling up infinite palettes

it moves slowly
waltzing around
we a revolving object

apparent stillness
for a never
ceasing creativity

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Crossing Rivieras, Ciapà Park # 4, 2014

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under or above
removed from usual

grounds from valleys
to enter quieter realms

stillness and marvel
to be marginal

observing whether
with fish or birds

a new silence
lingering in

eternity

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Crossing Rivieras, Ciapà Park # 3, 2014

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time earned to spend
silently in isolation
unseen

to ponder
from afar a gracious
life filled with opportunities

I’m changing vocabulary
words such as trouble
pain and asperity

as an answer on my path
church bells
breaking the stillness

filling the midday air

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2014-07-30 15.21.06

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California Notebooks, 2014

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before is the bird’s
song and the occasional
car passing by

then the refrigerator
freezing while shaking
the hot water boiler

or an airplane
far away the mailman
comes dropping

volumes of papers
we need to lift glance
at a minute then dispose

that’s how days roll
away how solitude
serves me well
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Poems selected from 2013 featuring on IPM today (audio versions too)

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sitting

hushed – heat isn’t the cause

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willfully watchful of this silence

pregnant of barely perceptible sounds

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the sky one solid color

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velvety wings moving

producing no noise they found

no obstacle

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not even the humming birds

make noise I rest at last

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desire raises

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not to move

ever abiding surveilling

the light severing the valleys

when it falls

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resto

immobile e non per il caldo

per osservare meglio questo silenzio

denso di suoni appena percettibili

il cielo un colore unico intenso

vedo ali vellutate muoversi

senza rumore, non trovano ostacolo

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neppure il colibrì fa rumore

finalmente riposo

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il desiderio sale

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di non volersi muovere

mai più per restare a osservare

la luce cadendo tagliare le valli

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(The audio versions can be found at the end of each poem here http://wp.me/phPCu-IE)

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Deep Sea Diaries, August 2013

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sitting on warm steps
on a summer night
at a church entrance
I did not visit
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ahead is a gulf
lit with tiny lights
trees of different kinds
breathing in twilight
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inside is a river
restless and charged
I try stillness in vain
nature comforts me

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Up in Smoke, 2013

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no wind moaning
no shutters flapping

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doors standing still
in the darkest night
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heat rising piercing through
as light enters the crack

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at daylight no crickets
or frogs telling stories
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just the heavy stillness
of some summer nights

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away from breezed seas
laying awake interspersed

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