Twilight

Soft the dove-hued shadows mingle,
Color fades, sound droops to sleep.
Life and motion melt to darkness
Swaying murmurs far and deep.
But the night moth’s languid flitting
Stirs the air invisibly:
Oh, the hour of wordless longing;
I in all, and all in me.

Twilight—tranquil, brooding twilight,
Course through me, serene and smooth;
Quiet, languid, fragrant twilight,
Flood all depths, all sorrows soothe,
Every sense in dark and cooling
Self-forgetfulness immerse,—
Grant that I may taste extinction
In the dreaming universe.


Quote: Fyodor Tyutchev, from Twilight; (Translated by Avrahm Yarmolinsky). Written in 1835.

Photo: DK @ Twilight. 5:45 am September 12, 2021. 67° F. Cove Island Park, Stamford, CT. 

with thanks to David Kanigan 

the course of life

How can you follow the course of your life
if you do not let it flow


Quote: Lao Tzu quoted in Mark Nepo, The Book of Awakening
Photo: Path By Creek, Adobe Stock

Morning… again

It’s morning again…and the world’s drying off with fresh-laundered sunshine.

Life’s face is never the same
though we may look at it for all eternity.


Quote: Kolbein Falkeid, Norwegian poet, 1933 –

from Mindfulbalance.org

 

Living each fragile moment

 

Our connectedness is fragile, but so is our hatred.

 


Quote: John A. Powell
Image: Diana Roberts

from Gratefulness.org

the power of light

Our actions entrench the power of the light on this planet. Every positive thought we pass between us makes room for more light.

 


Quote: John Lewis
Image: Fred Heap

from Gratefulness.org