What is Near

Slowing down the pace

of fire fueled seeking

to know and be known

repeated in a loop

until the green leaves

with darkened edges

remind us to water

what is near.





8 Responses to “What is Near”

  1. Stan Grindstaff says:

    So simple… like breathing out & in… honoring oneself first then what is seen & touched… nurturing what is near… knowing & known ‘now’—which is at the heart of known…

  2. Pichai says:

    Mountain and valley are life partners, breathing rhythmically together.
    Ture for forest and plain, and so on, and so on. So beautiful and loving, I weep for the joy of knowing.

    Even in human subconscious, this love-energized breathing occurrs. I perceived this hidden in North Korea. There was naught to do but love her people, and wait…for the breathing to rise into mindset. She was wounded terribly during the great war, losing her virgin flowers to be soldier comforters. It must hurt terribly….breathe in…..but this is a new day….breathe out…..China, we accept your compassion…..breathe in… and we will consider anew…..breathe out…..that Love miight have it’s way, that our blossom time might once again be radiant.

  3. Marco says:

    Quietly with you, Don. Heading back to the island soon. My leaves definitely getting a tad dark-edged 😉

  4. Rosemary O'Malley says:

    Don, one of my favorite of all your poems. A reminder to reach out and share your soul with those you love.

  5. Bill Dare says:

    Quiet, contemplative, inviting and concise.. thanks Bro.

  6. David Banner says:

    Whew….sweet and so powerfulllll

    Go, Don!

  7. Eleanor GillMilner says:

    A richly stated simple truth that happened in my life after I retired. You are a gift to us, Don.

  8. Soma Hunter says:

    My tears are the beauty of life watering the red tide of my heart.
    So beautiful, Don. Keep the pure stream flowing.

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