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The mind at rest

Posted by don_socal socal (My Page) on
Mon, Apr 11, 11 at 3:20

The mind at rest

Arms that feel heavy
hard to lift
legs are the same
as thoughts drift

Vision blurs fading
as colors merge
to a dulling
blackgrey surge

Sound disappears
in a quiet roar
that is moving
in a long corridor

Tactile sense
diminishes now
to gentle breath
and tepid brow

Silence the voices
each layer of depth
vying attention
putting to rest

Empty unfeeling
the body and mind
the essence of self
serene deaf and blind

The mirror is blank
just silvered glass
no image reflected
no questions to ask

Go now to that place
secret and void
safe from distraction
free of the world

Refresh with new life
breath the sweet air
return to the here
leave the empty there


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RE: The mind at rest

So very beautiful.


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RE: The mind at rest

Don, thank you for sharing this deeply creative side of you with us.
You are on a roll, so see it through. You've really tapped into
feelings and thoughts that are wanting to be born.
We're so lucky to be here at this point in
your creative journey.

Your poem reminds me of the nights when I am so tired, I can't wake up enough to get out of the chair until about 1 or 2AM---then I just fall into bed 'til morning.


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RE: The mind at rest

  • Posted by lilod NoCal/8 (My Page) on
    Mon, Apr 11, 11 at 10:12

You are expressing it so well, this state of just being still, beyond meditation, just stillness. Sometimes it is hard to get there, the "monkey mind" is so insistent and difficult to quiet down, but once there, it refreshes.
Thank you for sharing this


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RE: The mind at rest

Alternate title "Spring cleaning for the soul". Was tired last night but wanted to write something. Mind was blank and could not think so embraced it and work with it.


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nice, I feel that way when I nap at the computer some of my best naps


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Very nice, Don.I can identify with your poem.


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