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Thoughts Wander

Updated on January 30, 2014
Day 76: dying embers from Shep
Day 76: dying embers from Shep
Sunset North Atlantic from Egon Philipp
Sunset North Atlantic from Egon Philipp
On the wing from penelope fewster
On the wing from penelope fewster
Rolling Hills from jp. roslin
Rolling Hills from jp. roslin
Human Chromosomes in a Cancer cell from Wellcome Images
Human Chromosomes in a Cancer cell from Wellcome Images
Paradise Lake from efiske
Paradise Lake from efiske

Thoughts Wander

By Tony DeLorger © 2014

What concern draws me to still my breath,

to consider the hues of resigning day,

the echoed cries of life on wing,

and the shards of streaming light through cloud,

knowing that each moment is so much more than a gift.

The sight of dying embers arrests my soul,

within the comfort of my humble lodgings,

flickering light dancing, shadows in pirouette,

and the scent of pine, snapping, crackling,

as its chard remains surrender.

Thoughts wander, visions arise,

of rolling hills in green, studded with rocky outcrops,

shades of colours vast and harmonious,

as if strokes from a master's brush,

veil life with all its complexity and magnificence.

Beneath, the unseen reality of being,

the worlds within worlds, each cell a miracle, a universe,

each aspect a library of understanding,

fashioned with such a delicate hand,

and an omniscient intent.

My eyes can in no way recognise,

what miracles we truly are,

with all our perceived imperfection, we are perfect,

ensuing in a reality hardly understood,

and to our own detriment, taken for granted.

The room darkens, and I am alone,

drifting with the pleasures of the day now passed,

and each thought bears gifts of experience,

and the lasting beauty of each breath,

within this, our paradise.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Eddy; nice to hear from you. Have a great day.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      5 years ago from Wales

      A great read and voted up for sure.

      Enjoy your day.


    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      5 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Glad you enjoyed Phyllis. Thanks for dropping in and have a great weekend.

    • Phyllis Doyle profile image

      Phyllis Doyle Burns 

      5 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

      Your wandering thoughts take me to a place of quiet reflection, Tony, about this paradise we live in -- looking beyond the daily obvious. Beautiful and serene.


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