One Single Impression: Welcoming

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Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's Day:
These are the three holy days

When
an early morning walk is worship.
There is not silence but peace;

On this day, one is not the other.

The walk is not movement across the earth

But a deep embrace, a good morning,

A falling into the arms of every beautiful thing,

A wide-eyed waking up and seeing

That the world is good.

Comments

  1. I really like this poem, and the photo is perfect with it. Peace after hard labour.

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  2. I agree! I love walking and this sounds perfect

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  3. Lovely, Sandy. Sent a gentle thrill to my heart.

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  4. and I might add one more . . . Easter. Perfect to see the sunrise on an early morning walk.

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  5. Your words bring peace to life as opposed to an abstract concept! Beautifuly done!

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  6. Very moving. I particularly like the line:
    "The walk is not movement across the earth/
    But a deep embrace," An unusual and appropos metaphor. Have you heard of the "walking meditation" practiced by Buddhists?

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  7. peaceful photo and poem...enjoyed them both.

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  8. Love the photo and poem!

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  9. Hi Sandy -- This is a perfect poem for you, a regular walker. I used to run, I am trying to think if I had worshipful thoughts on these holy days. I think I did until my mind wandered.
    Your poem is very pretty and mood setting. I like the cattail picture also.
    ..

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  10. Cat tails! Gosh, haven't seen them in awhile, thanks for sharing

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  11. And good words to express it. When you can feel like this on a morning walk, the whole day goes well.

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  12. Anonymous7:49 AM

    I love it! We are usually gone on Thanksgiving, but I have not missed my early morning Christmas walk in the woods in 25 years, even if it meant using snowshoes.

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  13. It's a lovely shot and the poem compliments it.

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  14. Anonymous11:33 AM

    There is such a gentle, comforting feel to this poem Sandy. Lovely and great photo too. Hugs, G

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  15. Really beautiful. Happy belated Thanksgiving.

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  16. Beautiful, Sandy. I really love the line of falling into the arms of all that is beautiful. Dynamite. I followed this theme too today.

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  17. Exquisite... such a wonderful expression of the glory of life and living.

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  18. Welcoming, indeed. This is lovely!

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  19. they actually look like waffles.

    three holiday coming and are definitely one of the most joyous.

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  20. An awakening to the world of beauty. Knowing that everything is sacred. Exquisite.

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  21. Anonymous3:14 PM

    Life is indeed good. Thank you for sharing.

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  22. "A falling into the arms of every beautiful thing." I love that line and I love that poem.

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  23. an early morning walk as worship - it has been too long since I did that - thank you for reminding me :o)

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  24. .."When an early morning walk is worship"_

    .."The walk is not movement across the earth
    But a deep embrace"_from the metaphor of a walk
    to the beauty of life~perhaps exploring what 'worship' really is ,really for..beautiful..many thanks

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  25. Dear Sandy--
    Beautiful connection with the land which bears our weight every day; somehow in the winter I'm more aware of the earth...

    Lovely--thank you!

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  26. So lovely, it makes me vow to make this a ritual! I went biking early morning Thanksgiving and it was as you wrote.

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  27. That crisp - start of the day feeling, captured.
    Nicely done!

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  28. Such a beautiful poem of contentment and peace.

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