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Desiderata - Rick Parise's Blog

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A Pondering Poet~

Echoing Resolve

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Easy river run
down vast beauty light
in morning dawn
crest before my eyes

For autumn rain has gone
sparking light of silver grace
now lay peaceful strokes
on hillside of new day

Each thought still remain
in splashed hues of poetic verse
a quenching bath of love
upon soft sky of birth

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Desiderata


Blog Posted:4/21/2012 9:04:00 PM

D E S I D E R A T A

Go placidly amid the noise and haste,

And

remember what peace there may be in silence.

As far as possible without

surrender

be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly & clearly;
and listen to others,
even
the dull & ignorant;
they too have their story.

Avoid loud & aggressive persons,
they are vexations to the
spirit.
If you compare yourself with others,
you may become vain &
bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.

Keep interested in your own career, however humble;
it is a real
possession in the changing future of time.
Exercise caution in your business
affairs;
for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you
to what virtue there is;
many persons strive for high ideals;
and
everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.

Especially, do not feign affection.

Neither be

cynical about love;

for in the face of all aridity & disenchantment


it is perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years,
gracefully surrendering the things
of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune.

But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of
fatigue & loneliness.
Beyond wholesome discipline,
be gentle with
yourself.

You are a child of the universe,
no less than the trees & the stars;

you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you,

no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God,
whatever you conceive Him to be,
and
whatever your labours & aspirations,
in the noisy confusion of life keep
peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery & broken dreams,
it
is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful.

Strive to be happy.

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God bless.....^Rick


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Date: 4/22/2012 12:22:00 PM
I did NOT know it was made in to a record..........wow. I will search for it on You Tube.....Thanks
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Date: 4/22/2012 12:21:00 PM
I love this piece!!
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Date: 4/22/2012 8:53:00 AM
Lovely poem full of lovely, peaceful wisdom. Thank you for sharing this.
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Date: 4/22/2012 5:50:00 AM
VVery interesting and thanks for sharing. The world goes on no matter what. I get by as I g\keep my eyes and ears open and my mouth shshut. That way I am always at peace.
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Date: 4/22/2012 12:59:00 AM
So much said here Rick..thanks for sharing this clever gem.. Charma
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Date: 4/21/2012 11:22:00 PM
stunning blog Rick to bring everything in perspective.. Andrea, that record is being played on a radio station over here very often by one particular dj.. I think they called it "you are a child of the universe" I could not help to think of the song while reading every line..thanks for the reminder of what's important Rick ;-) God bless
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Date: 4/21/2012 9:34:00 PM
rick, this is a lovely blog for me to see on my way off here for the night. I remember when they made this into a record. I forget who recorded it. Did you hear it. It was from the 70's and it was on a 45 record that I bought. See ya, Andrea
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