Within the Crack of the Tree ... Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021
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Within the Crack of the Tree

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here is what was then is now
pictures wish from image seen
thoughts could shovel laughs of dream
here is now what then was would

fish will fly and birds can swim
windows swallow rocks of round
finding always lost was found
death can end and time can die

stomach growling dogs malign
sweet love flowers grow entwined
mediocrity thinks itself refined
ladders lean past fear must fall

warring noise to peaceful hug
key to lock then moss to cloud
quiet tranquil not too loud
rectify what woke up wrong

waters boil tempers rise
placid insight formless cool
wolf in disguise needs some wool
wisdom not just empty schemes

Within the Crack of the Tree ... Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021
Within the Crack of the Tree … Photo by Thomas Peace c. 2021

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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: tom8pie.com (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!...

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  1. Love this Tom. It inspired me to borrow a few lines:

    Here is what was then is now
    wisdom not just empty schemes
    thoughts could shovel laughs of dreams
    placid yet with furrowed brow

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  2. Everything in reverse – a world upside down – and we wonder why we struggle – “finding always lost was found” – love these words Tom!

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  3. Pingback: Within the Crack of the Tree | Tom’s Nature-up-close Photography and Mindfulness Blog – Wolf's Birding and Bonsai Blog

  4. I like the first stanza in particular, Tom. Especially the first and last lines – nicely worded. The green scene is peaceful with a hidden darkness.

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  5. WONDERFUL image, first of all. And wonderful lyrics to read aloud multiple times, rethinking word combinations, sequences … A couple of phrases really grab me:
    here is now what then was would
    &
    ladders lean past fear must fall

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