Friday, June 18

Over His Morning Coffee

Over his morning coffee, he sat
dreaming of yesterday's spring
and the hill country of his youth,
remembering summers of peace
and autumn days when he still thought
life a forever thing. The world lay before
him then, a ripe field awaiting harvest.
Now beside this sad cup, a winter hand,
so withered and so gray, an old man's
hand he barely recognized as his own.
Then his gaze found her playful smile.
In the hazel warmth of her eyes he
felt like spring again, the rich loam of
her love yielding a gentle harvest of joy

The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it. Thích Nhất Hạnh, Peace Is Every Step: The Path of Mindfulness in Everyday Life

© 2015, poem, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day), all rights reserved; 2012, photograph, Wendy Rose Alger

Beguine Again and The Bardo Group

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15 September 2016 issue of The BeZine

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26 September 2015 for 100,000 Poets (and Friends) for Change

Our theme for September and 100TPC is "poverty."

Be the Peace!

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