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Mountain meditation

I am walking in silence,
listen to water and wind,
notice
the frost on the leaves in the shade,
the fivefold symmetry of the columbines,
the pica scurrying across the scree.

My feet follow
the rhythm of my breath 
which, in turn, is molded
on the contour of the mountain.
My thoughts are 
of breathing and walking,
breathing and walking
until I reach the summit
and realize
I spent the morning
in meditation,
every step 
a prayer.

July 2, 2018

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Date: 11/19/2018 6:16:00 PM
So lovely, peaceful and serene, Agnes. Truly a Zen gem! Congrats on your First Place win! Hugs, Sandra
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Date: 11/17/2018 1:38:00 PM
I think this is a poem truly written from the heart knowing your love of climbing mountains and walking, many congrats Agnes:-) hugs Jan xx
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/18/2018 7:45:00 AM
Thank you, Jan. I wrote the draft *while* hiking.
Date: 11/16/2018 9:11:00 AM
Beautiful win - congratulations!
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/18/2018 7:45:00 AM
Thank you, PM
Date: 11/16/2018 8:32:00 AM
"every step a prayer", love this, the whole piece. Congratulations on your top win Agnes, xomo :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 11/18/2018 7:45:00 AM
Thank you, Maureen.
Date: 11/15/2018 10:20:00 PM
Oh this is so lovely Agnes. Congratulations on your first placement! xxoo : )
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Date: 11/15/2018 9:34:00 PM
Authentic practice. Well done. Namaste.
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Date: 11/15/2018 8:22:00 PM
Your combination of nature and prayer-state is beautifully expressed, Agnes. Thanks for entering my contest with this top winner.
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Date: 7/6/2018 1:38:00 PM
Agnes, congratulations in your top win in Brian's contest, well done !
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/10/2018 10:33:00 AM
Thank you, Constance.
Date: 7/6/2018 11:09:00 AM
wow, Agnes. Did it win in one of Brian's contests? It is so beautiful. Congratulations. (how did I ever miss this one. It seems like just the other day I was looking for a new poem of yours to comment on)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/6/2018 11:12:00 AM
Thanks, Andrea. Yes, it was Brian's Midsummer Standard. I had quite a streak with his contests recently; I seem to be writing in a style he enjoys (now I've jinxed it)
Date: 7/5/2018 8:22:00 PM
I felt like I was walking with you through this lovely imagery presented in your beautiful poem, Agnes. Congratulations on your First Place win! Hugs, Sandra
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 8:31:00 PM
Thank you, Sandra.
Date: 7/4/2018 10:58:00 PM
Congratulations on your #1 win! Great imagery. :)
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:09:00 PM
Thank you, Susan.
Date: 7/4/2018 9:35:00 PM
Lovely, Agnes. A FAVE for me.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:05:00 PM
Thank you, Line.
Date: 7/4/2018 6:22:00 PM
A divine climb Agnes...beautiful words...love & light...^WW^
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:04:00 PM
Thank you, ^WW^
Date: 7/4/2018 12:54:00 PM
Quite lovely Agnes-- love the way you 'extended' yourself into nature, into the mountain even! Congrats on your much deserved win
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:02:00 PM
Thank you, LJ.
Date: 7/4/2018 11:07:00 AM
This is beautiful Agnes, you have a tender soul...
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:01:00 PM
Thank you, Charlie.
Date: 7/4/2018 10:12:00 AM
This is truly beautiful and inspiring Agnes.A pure pleasure to read. Thank you.
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 5:57:00 PM
thank you for your visit, Sylvia.
Date: 7/4/2018 8:06:00 AM
Back with congratulations Agnes! :) xomo
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Date: 7/3/2018 2:22:00 PM
I remain in awe at the beauty of your poetry, Agnes. T.J
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Maureen McGreavy
Date: 7/4/2018 8:08:00 AM
I know 'eh ;)
Date: 7/3/2018 11:00:00 AM
so in touch with self.. this really spoke to me, agnes.. what a beauty!..huggs
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:49:00 PM
Thank you, nette.
Date: 7/3/2018 7:49:00 AM
This one creates a warm fuzzy feeling :) xomo
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Agnes Krampe
Date: 7/5/2018 6:07:00 PM
Thank you, Maureen.
Date: 7/3/2018 12:44:00 AM
Hi Agnes.. I loved reading your poem this evening with a delightful bedtime tea. I look forward to reading more of your creative works tomorrow.. sleep well!
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Date: 7/2/2018 5:13:00 PM
A beautiful verse Agnes, nothing more peaceful than to be alone on a mountain at one with nature that is a wonder of nature. Tom.
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