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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

A Small Stone: Jan 17, 2012




sitting in the midst of shadow and light
after
three chimes—silence
rests between
expansion and contraction
beneath the surface of the surf-sound 
riding breath 
one wave into the next
a tide of thoughts drifts in and out leaving
pebbles and shells, stands of story, translucent green glass
to reflect upon later
scattered across a grace-space of softness 
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continue sitting on zafu 
crescent morning
moon
three chimes more—unfold
legs slowly stand on hardwood
well sanded worn smooth
winter cold shock for feet bare
awakens stark clarity and
presence
no footprints just memory
remains
hineni 
here 
i
am


Perhaps not such a small stone today, sometimes the words just keep coming, like the breath or waves on the shore.
  O O
(
I I )
~ ``` ~

27 comments:

  1. Very atmosheric Laura, you really bring your words alive.

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  2. Laura~
    Tomorrow marks the first day in nearly two months, post surgery, that I am able to practice yoga. This post excited me! Back to the mat... perfect!

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  3. ~now i am at peace...thank so for these words this morning...beautiful photos of the quietness of your day...much love light and blessings~

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  4. Beautiful images you created.

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  5. This gave me such a sense of peace! Well done.

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  6. Beautiful images in a quiet reflection!

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  7. That last photo really draws me in...

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  8. Dea Laura, I am loving these stones of yours more and more.
    excellent work and lights!

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  9. Each phrase is like an indrawn or exhaled breath. A tapestry of images of clarity and peace.

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  10. no footprints just memory
    remains... you leave us standing there a bit with bare feet on a cool wooden floor and cherish the moment..nice

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  11. Lovely stones. Yoga classes start again this week ;)

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  12. Such peaceful meditation within these lines... coupled with the yoga movements... a breath of fresh air.

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  13. There is such a sense of peace and serenity in this write--beautifully done.

    @AudreyHowitt

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  14. Peaceful and full of hope ~

    Hope all is well ~

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  15. Peaceful, beautiful, gently unwinding piece. Lovely.

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  16. nice...this has some lovely textures to it...the worn wood...it was like coming out of a meditation for me and awakening once more to the world...

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  17. The words are so enticing, peaceful and inviting. I want to do yoga now.

    But in this one, I must confess, I was sooo impressed by the photos. I could feel the stillness in them.

    Wonderful work Laura.

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  18. A wonderful sense of calm, nicely done!

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  19. Wonderful description of meditation. Soothing, peaceful poem.

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  20. Beautifully done ... serenity expressed in lovely language... :)

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  21. Wonderfully written! very nice and peaceful :)

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  22. A beautiful form and very evocative thoughts.. I liked it so much...

    Shashi

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com/2012/01/whispers-haiku-on-how-i-write-poetry.html
    At twitter @VerseEveryDay

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  23. How much peace and good work ...
    The world should be like this now ...

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  24. I really enjoyed the clarity of the words and circumstances that you describe.

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