Reflective Meditation- Poetry

Breathe Deeply Exhale Slowly

Breathe deeply and please refrain

From reminiscing back to hurtful pain

Just let the moment soothe, caressing you as it takes you away

To distant shores of sweet yesterday

Breathe deeply, exhale slowly once more

Eyes closed, the inner soul reaching for an unopened door

Even though it is snowing again outside

You're toasty warm inside

Breathe deeply, exhale slowly let the moment live within

Where thoughts calmly take you to a higher horizon

Savor the distance you have traveled thus far

Listen fervently as the rolling tide guides you toward a twinkling star

Envision the fluffy clouds as they form images of angels and heavenly hosts


Trumpets, singing, laughter the golden gate posts

Breathe deeply, exhale slowly and dream of a bright sunlit day tomorrow

Where everything is in perfect harmony, void of inward sorrow

Soon warmth will again cover this frigid earth

And bring back bubbling brooks and seeds of miraculous new birth.

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I wrote this yesterday when it was snowing again. I hope you have the time to watch the video. It is wonderfully relaxing. 40 comments

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ahorseback 9 months ago

Ruby ! I love this , if only , if only !


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manatita44 9 months ago from london

Nice! I could hardly wait! A fun way of teaching or inspiring others. Excellent!

P.S: You're the one sitting in the lotus with the hands out in mudra pose and perfect poise, right?


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ed. I'm so glad you liked this. I am so tired of the snow, I had to make the earth more beautiful. Yes, if only! Thank you...


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello manatita. I love to meditate and let my mind drift away. Of course that's me in the video. Bad me! That's you with the hands turned up, right? Hee. Thank you..


Tammy 9 months ago

I love reading your stories


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Ericdierker 9 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Well it works for me. I will breathe deeply and repeat. Nice.


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Faith Reaper 9 months ago from southern USA

Just reading this had me breathing deeply and I felt the stress leaving my body!

Peace


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Tammy. I am so glad we live only six miles apart and we are so close. Thank you for being my neighbor and best of all, friends. God bless you and your family...


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billybuc 9 months ago from Olympia, WA

Ruby, I do believe this is my favorite of all the things you have written. Simply beautiful, dear friend. I'm breathing deeply in your honor. :)


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Shyron E Shenko 9 months ago

Ruby this is great, and wonderful, love it.

I am so glad you are writing poetry

Blessings and Hugs


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

Good poetry to meditate by. Here we are trying to stay cool inside under the air con....too hot outside. Well done Ruby.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eric. I am happy it worked for you. Peace my friend.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Theresa. So glad that reading this relieved your stress. It works for me too. Thank you. Peace


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bill. Smiling BIG time here. So glad you liked this. Thank you so much


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shyron. Poetry is my first love. I'm so glad you enjoyed. Thank you my friend. Love and blessings.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello John. I can't imagine sitting under an air conditioner, but I know it's your summer....Lucky you! Thank you much..


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clivewilliams 9 months ago from Nibiru

shucks ruby, you touch my soul


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Clive. Thank you for telling me. I am moved!


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Genna East 9 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

"Soon warmth will again cover this frigid earth

And bring back bubbling brooks and seeds of miraculous new birth."

I can feel the stress abate, replaced with soothing peace and warmth. Your words drift on the wings of the notes in the music video...calling, healing, and more. Thank you! Hugs.


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DDE 9 months ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

I feel the great expressions here so true to keep the mind at peace.


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Frank Atanacio 9 months ago from Shelton

Hi, I read this before and I thought I left a comment..:( hmm.. well anyways.. reread it and I still love it


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Genna. So happy you felt this. Meditation is a great way to relax and find the inner self. Thank you my friend. Hug..


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello DDE. Glad you felt the expressions. Thank you much.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Frank. I do that sometimes too. I'm happy you came back and liked this piece. Thank you much.


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Eric Flynn 9 months ago from Providence, Rhode Island

"Savor the distance you've travelled thus far"; words that accompany and comfort the action of breath.

EWF


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mckbirdbks 9 months ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Hi Ruby - You wove these words so well. I enjoyed this poetry and look forward to more.


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Surabhi Kaura 9 months ago from Toronto, Canada

Ruby, you are so sweet! I loved this poem on Meditation. It's actually true - we do hear sounds sometimes during Meditation. It's quite peaceful. Much Love.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Eric. The distance of time is like a breath, yet so many memories to savor. Thank you much.


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Mike. I seemed to be in different writing moods lately. Poetry is my first love. I remember when I first started writing I wanted to rhyme everything I wrote. I am glad to see you writing poetry again. I missed it. Thank you...


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hi Surabhi. So good to see you. When we take the time to meditate and clear all thoughts, then we can hear the music of contentment. Thank you sweet poetess.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 9 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Most expressive and inspirational


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Jodah 9 months ago from Queensland Australia

Ruby, I just reread this lovely poem and noticed something. In the title poetry has a typo.."poerty" should be.."poetry"


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rasma. Thank you for coming to read..


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

John, thank you so much for telling me about my typo in the title. I reread this twice before posting but not the title. I'm surprised it was featured. Thanks again. I appreciate you!


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annart 9 months ago from SW England

This is stunningly beautiful. You gave me a feeling of relaxing serenity with hope and beauty before me.

Superb imagery and great choice of words, Ruby.

(did you mean 'angles' or 'angels'? I really wasn't sure!)

I agree with Bill that this is the best of your poems so far.

Ann


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ann. I'm so happy that you enjoyed this. The angel was a typo. Thank you for mentioning it. I love to meditate and the words came with the feeling of serenity. Love and peace..


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shprd74 9 months ago from Bangalore

Ruby,

Pls check this hub. It is amazing how when we are all alike, we think alike. I have written some on similar lines. Our thoughts resemble.

http://hubpages.com/literature/unwind

- Hari


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always exploring 9 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Hari. I will check out your hub. Thank you so much.


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bravewarrior 8 months ago from Central Florida

Ruby, this is absolutely amazing. I love the sentiment in this poem. Breathe deep. You and Pink Floyd have the right idea!


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always exploring 8 months ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shauna. I am thrilled that you thought this piece was amazing. I love to meditate. Pink Floyd, Yea......Thank you..

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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