The Stillness Of Now

In the stillness I settle down and sleep,

grateful for all

that isn’t

present

now.

There’ll be

time enough

later to count

the many blessings of what was and is.

                                                                                                 JDG

If At First…

I turn to the grouch who lives inside me

and sprinkle her

with fairy

dust. I

don’t

know 

why, but

that makes things

worse. I guess I’ll

try offering her these French fries instead.

                                                                                                                    JDG

The Uninvited

Uninvited, at least by me, deer came

and disturbed my

tidy world.

I pause

and

breathe

and, yes

remember,

they did not ask

 me to come and disturb their wild world.

                                                                                                      JDG

 

Small Bird, Tiny Opening

Through a tiny opening a small bird

flies, filling for

a moment,

this space

with

its

small song.

Nothing is

asked, but if I

choose, I can pause and celebrate life too.

                                                                                                     JDG

Found And Lost

One minute I get it; the next minute

I lose it. How

long will this

game go

on?

Some

say not

to look for

it to end. They

say it will come to an end when I do.

                                                                                                            JDG

Spacious Embrace

Complexity in morning light – dark clouds

 white clouds, sunshine

and shade, clear

views and

haze.

Earth

 holds each

 particle

and piece. In her

spacious embrace there’s room enough for all.

                                                                                                            JDG

Building Code

To build large we must start small and persist

tiny bit by

tiny bit

’til we’re

done.

It 

also

helps if we

remember to

keep hearts’ doors ajar for joy to enter.

                                                                                                           JDG