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Hoping your “New Year” is Happy and Healthy!


*** Hoping your “new year” (though there is really nothing all that new about it) is full of true joy and enchanting wonder!  Don’t make any “New Year Resolutions.”  Go beyond (dead and stagnant) ideals and just wisely watch what takes place from moment to moment (without learned separation and without mere self-imposed patterns that are likely rather stiff and cadaverous). ***

Sprouting mushrooms in the forest
symbiotic with the trees
conveying more than mind projections
sharing nutrients in simple ease

In the meadow spins the spider
painting webs with splendid grace
silver fish swim as pulsing power
lilacs shoot smiles to nature’s face

Insect wings beat through the garden
crickets chirp a cheery song
trickling rain drops from the thunder
gurgling swift stream moves along

In the whispering of the answer
wisdom shares her answer soon
beyond all of thought separations
is truth’s harmonizing of the tune

Insect wings (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Insect wings (1) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Insect wings (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015

Insect wings (2) Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2015


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My Blog primarily consists of close-up nature photos (that I've taken locally) combined with original holistic-truth oriented prose and/or poetry involving mindfulness/awareness. I love nature and I love understanding the whole (not merely the parts and the details). I'm a retired teacher of the multiply handicapped. I have a number of interesting hobbies, such as fossil collecting, sport-kite flying, 3D and 2D close-up photography, holography, and pets. Most of all, I am into holistic self-awareness, spontaneous insight, unconventional observation/direct perception, mindfulness, meditation, world peace, non-fragmentation, population control, vegetarianism, and green energy. To follow my unique Blog of "Nature Photos and Mindfulness Sayings" and for RSS feeds to my new posts, please access at: (On my regular Blog posting pages, for additional information and to follow, simply click on the "tack icon" at the upper right corner... or, on my profile page, you can click on the "Thomas Peace" icon.) Stay mindful, understanding, and caring!...

15 Comments Join the Conversation

  1. Wonderful to end the first day of the year with this beautiful post. Thank you Tom! Happy New Year………


  2. beautiful poem and photo, Thomas. Thanks for your good wishes, which I would like to return. Have a wonderful and intelligent New Year, hehe, regards Mitza


  3. Thank you for your kind wishes, Tom. I wish you a wonderful and peaceful 2016 and always a good light for your wonderful photos,


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