Category Archives: Poetry

Listening

I spent some time recently just listening. There is a big difference between indoor listening and outdoor listening. In outdoor listening you need to attune your ears to the cacophony of nature and then choose to focus on one sound. The other morning, while walking the dog in the early morning crispness, I chose the sound of my steps. It was both revealing as well as mesmerizing. There was a crunch to every step. The shadowed covered grass had a thin coating of frost that…

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Where is Peace?

Where is Peace? © 2011 Rolland G. Smith The world’s gone awry it seems,So many harms and hurts each dayThat change the hopes of global dreamsBoth in our hearts and faraway. But what I know and what I seeAre separate things beyond the mind.The seeing lets me disagreeYet knowing is my soul’s remind. It lets me know that life is rightDespite the anger and the pain,For we create and then indictThe actions that we all disdain. Where do we go for peace and calm?A forrest…

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Goals and Age

Goals and Age © 2011 Rolland G. Smith There comes a time in all our dreams When we let go and sigh. It could have been! We had the means To try and try and try. There must be something in our hopes That lets us seek the goal. We learned techniques and know the ropes But then we loose control. Perhaps it’s age or other stuff That loosens a sure grip. And we let go with no rebuff The goal we think we skip.…

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Snow, Spring and Spirituality

Snow is here again today. Snow is here again today…did I already say that? It seems like I’ve been either saying that or hearing that or seeing that for the last four months. But alas…that is winter in the northeast and so be it.  BUT… Spring is here too. Have you ever wondered about the spiritual significance of the seasons? Let’s start with Spring and its snow melt and warming rains. When gentle, nothing changes, but when it’s a torrent it is a different story.…

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