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Sunday, June 3, 2012

An Early Morning Poem



                        
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May was the slowest month ever for my blog as I only produced two posts! In a way, not writing and posting so much did create a bit of restlessness. I love writing and sharing with others my thoughts and the information and sources I come across that I find inspiring. However, I think it was much needed time as I found myself concentrating more in my spiritual disciplines. The time helped me orient my spiritual compass in a more refined direction. I am still nowhere near as focused as I would like to be but am slowly getting there. I look forward to sharing some of the insights and sources of inspiration I have found during that time this coming month in future posts.


One habit I have gotten into over the last week or so has been rising up early at 4 am before dawn. I have found this a really great time to meditate, chant and read spiritual literature. The house is completely quiet besides the occasional sighs from our beloved golden retriever who likes to lay beside me on our living room floor.  I've been using my japa mala beads to aid me in chanting and have been meditating using Eknath Easwaran's technique of passage meditation. I have wanted to renew my practice of passage meditation as in a couple of weeks I am going on a one day retreat dedicated to helping those who attend advance and deepen in that discipline and want to prepare myself to get the most out of that time as I can.

This morning the sun rose in all its splendor above the treeline outside our windows that face the East and as I meditated I could hear the sounds of all kinds of birds coming out to greet the day. Geese could be heard calling out as they flew in an arc across the heavens. When I finished meditating I took out my journal and was inspired to write a short poem. I haven't titled it because frankly sometimes giving a title to a poem is a very distracting process for me. It almost takes as much time as it does to write the actual poem!

I hope you enjoy. :)





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Geese soar high overhead 
drawing the curtain open to a new day.
They sound their cries,
piercing silence with brilliant vibrations.
They don't ponder existence, nor God, as I do
in these early morning hours.
They merely move and have their being,
dancing the Kosmic dance with their Creator.
Fretting not about tomorrow they plunge
with wild abandon across the horizon,
melting into Love's first light.


Comments are always appreciated in the comments section. Thank you!

18 comments:

  1. Love this moment "drawing the curtain open" to "wild abandon" as if the hand of God.

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    1. Thank you...Glad you liked it. :)

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  2. "They merely move and have their being . . ." At one with God, without question or doubt.
    This is a beautiful poem, Jessica. I do hope to see more of your poetry here on your blog. You are such a talented and sensitive writer!
    Blessings to you!

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    1. Thank you Martha for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I do have a poetry page that you can check out if you want:

      http://ascendingthehills.blogspot.com/p/my-poetry.html

      I posted some of the poems I wrote for NaWriPoMo there as well as others I've written here and there in the past. Hope you like them!

      Thanks again. Many blessings,

      Jessica

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  3. You've described exactly how I feel at dawn when I hear our birds sing...a lovely poem!

    Warm regards,
    Mary

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    1. Thank you so much Mary...I'm glad you can relate. :)

      Many blessings,
      Jessica

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  4. Beautiful poem...loved reading it till the end. My favourite lines would be

    Fretting not about tomorrow they plunge
    with wild abandon across the horizon,
    melting into Love's first light.

    Not fretting about tomorrow is something we all need to learn I guess!

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  5. "Not fretting about tomorrow is something we all need to learn I guess!"

    Very true! I find the practice of mindfulness helps me be less anxious...though not always. Thank you so much for stopping by. :)

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  6. I love this Jessica sis :) I wish to feel this vibrance once again. It's what has been missing in my life for sometime now.

    Soar high!

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    1. Sis...I will pray that you feel that vibrance soon...as God will surely bless you with it. You are so faithful and devoted to Him. :)

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Lots of love,

      Jessica

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  7. It's very beautiful Jessica <3 <3

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  8. Love the poem! Those birds do seem to float all fancy and free. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Rachel! Yes, they sure do! :)

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  9. I can totally relate to this post. I'm usually up by 5 sometimes earlier if the kitties wake me up. I enjoy waking up before the sun does. I have my coffee and do my routine, it's very comfortable. I also love to write and ocasionally I will get into a creative funk or a bad case of writers block and it is so frustrating. It's frustrating when you just can't think of what to write, you have the urge to do it and you just can't.

    Beautiful poem.

    Sarah
    http://skylarinc.blogspot.com/

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  10. Jessica - This is a beautiful reflective verse. Very much in the moment. Inspiration through simplicity.

    Very well done.

    Be well,
    Ron

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  11. Ah, another person extolling the wonder of rising in the wee hours! I know when I do get up very early, it seems to be a magic time and does indeed promote inner reflection, prayer, meditation. I suspect at some point I will move in that direction, but these days it is hit or miss.

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  12. Oh to be so free and fly! This is beautiful. I think we all need some time to pray and focus on our inner spirit!

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