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Dancing with the trees

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Dancing with the trees

Dancing with the trees.

Like the silence of the bush be I
So wonderful I feel
Within the depth of mystic river
Comes a space that is so still
I see it all, and all of me 
In the dancing of the trees
The way they wave so gracefully
As they float upon the breeze.

I catch a glimpse of the vast 'I am'
In the power of the silence
All arrogance it dissipates
And so do shades of violence
As they flow away on the painted river
On it's way to the mighty ocean
The only thing that takes their place
Is love and sweet devotion.

A Parrot lands upon a branch
All orange, blue, and green
As I catch a glimpse of the morning sun
As it shines upon his sheen
And make the colours come to life
And I feel that power in me
the power of the all that is
With all it's energy.

25 September 2013 @ 1020hrs.

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  1. Date: 9/26/2013 1:02:00 PM
    I loved the line, "As they flow away on the painted river". This poem was beautifully written, and included some amazing imagery, as well. Wonderful work, Peter!...Thank you for the nice comments, once again!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:15:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Kelly. this river is such a nice river and it is filled with vivid reflections, so I call her the painted river. I adore rivers, don't you....Peter
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 7:34:00 PM
    in the painted river flowing a beautiful piece

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, my friend...Peter
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:45:00 PM
    What a lovely write Peter, very beautiful, such metaphor and symbolism you use in this poem! It is awsome! Even the title flows with symbolism and metaphor! A very good write Peter, I love it! :)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Chris, you honour me with your words...Peter
  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:29:00 PM
    This is so true Bindu, Im have been on this wonderful search now for forty years. I love all the eastern religions, but I mostly love Taoism...Thank you so much for your welcome praise....Peter

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 3:49:00 AM
    A very lovely read, Peter. your lines are zen, and I love them – “like the silence of the bush be I”, “in the power of the silence, to catch a glimpse of the vast I am”. These are familiar moments, and I know how they empower one… fleeting moments of oneness, and then we are eternally left with that need to get back to source…

  1. Date: 9/25/2013 12:05:00 AM
    how nice this is. And very lyrical. A good one for this season.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/25/2013 3:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Andrea, you always make me feel so good about my writing...Peter
  1. Date: 9/24/2013 9:11:00 PM
    this is amazing, great write.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 9/25/2013 3:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Kiran....Peter