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Momentary Peace

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MyPenNameIsSam
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0 posted 03-24-2000 03:07 AM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

Of course this poem is in rough draft form....I'm sure most of you have figured out by now that almost nothing that I write goes beyond rough draft form...lol.


Momentary Peace
3/23/00

Down to the water's edge I walk
     sitting down in the grass and rock where water meets land
     small splashes somehow attracted to my face
The ice finally melted
     the snow gone
          the water's sound regained
How quickly this picture seems to have faded in my mind
     during the winter months when water froze
     and snow covered the green surrounding this lake

It seems like only yesterday that I came here to pray
     to find comfort in the entity which lies within these waters
          within all waters, according to the feeling that my mind relays

The drips of tears sliding down my face remind me that I am here
     bring me back to this reality
     cause me to leave the world in which the water and I so closely intertwine
Brown, black and blue the rough water's waves roll ever closer
     the light's reflections sparkling brighter here than ever on a diamond
     waves hitting rocks as soothing as a mother's soft coos

It is here that my mind runs wild
     my soul is sett free
          and at the same time my whole being finally unifies
Here I find my strength
     here I find my peace
          and here I find the only reality that could ever mean so much to me
Divinity within water
     water within mind
          allowing my mind to momentarily be at peace...


                        ---Sam

 Fleeting World
"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
-from the Diamond Sutra, translated by : A. F. Price -- found in Teachings of The Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield






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serenity blaze
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1 posted 03-24-2000 03:14 AM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

This is now 'rough', sam, full of devotion, and spiritual dedication...A perfect note for me to end my night with...Thank you, I enjoyed very much...
hoot_owl_rn
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A serene setting you've painted for us. I love to sit by the waters edge and just relax and think about nothing. One of my favorite places in the world to be  
MyPenNameIsSam
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3 posted 03-25-2000 12:33 AM       View Profile for MyPenNameIsSam   Email MyPenNameIsSam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for MyPenNameIsSam

Serenity,
I'm glad I could help you end your evening well, and I'm glad you enjoyed my poem.  

Hoot Owl,
In truth I would sit, walk, play, anything and everything outdoors rather than indoors if I could, if my allergies would permit it and if school and work didn't need to be done indoors.     I'm glad you enjoy nature as well... I think it's probably one of the most relaxing things on earth to sit by the water or to simply be outside.  

Thank you both for responding to my poem!     I really appreciate it!  And I'm sorry I haven't had a chance to respond to other people's poems the past couple of days, but I've been feeling sort under the weather... Again, thanks for responding!  

-molly aka sam

 Fleeting World
"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
-from the Diamond Sutra, translated by : A. F. Price -- found in Teachings of The Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield


Denise
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4 posted 03-25-2000 08:22 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is beautiful, Sam! By the water is also my favorite place to be! It is so peaceful!

Denise
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