In the Moment

In the Moment

inner Self
          day-consciousness
complements
          in balance

breathe
          with calm
inner vision
          directed outward

In the Momentconsider a sphere
          influence
watch it fade
          emptiness

accept the warmth
          nothing
draw it inward
          with calm

close your eyes
          feel the warmth
always home
          belonging

compass needle
          to the real Self
core empowered
          completeness

central to experience
          full with oneness
gift of the now
          in the moment

 

This poem is inspired by Steve Tanham’s Radiance of the Invisible Pearl.

Image pearl – 95C at pixabay
needle – Open Clipart-Vectors at pixabay

Acquisition ~ rubaiyat

 

Acquisition

I hold aloft what holds me down,
My sense of self, as yet unsound.
No sense of where my mind should be,
My troubles named, within me found.

And yet this weight that’s placed on me
Need not be what the world should see.
Acknowledging that I’m not bound
May offer possibilities.

All month, I held off from attempting to write a rubaiyat, finding no interest in the form. I guess I just needed something to write about. I found that in Kerfe Roig’s Inquisition. I left this as a comment, and I’m just under the wire for Frank Hubeny’s month-long prompt at dVerse, Poetry Forms: Rubaiyat.  This is written in iambic tetrameter, with a rhyme scheme of AABA BBAB.

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