Contemplation

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March 11, 2016 by petrujviljoen

Mohammed: the mountain has come, so stay,

seated as a Buddha sits.

Baboons, monkeys, breeze and butterfly – a moving play.

The raven quarks: all live by their wits.

 

Melding, absorbing, it fits.

Frogs jump, water splashes – a comedy.

Blue swallow flits,

swifts leaving the only tragedy.

 

Vistas, wildly distant, fill the eye

grey duiker bounds by – real smart,

eagle gives a gritty cry.

Rhythm, pulse of the earth’s heart,

 

The moon tonight, a pearl – within a moan,

Contemplation the philosopher’s stone

……………………………………………….

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37 thoughts on “Contemplation

  1. bethanyk says:

    You are quite the amazing writer and painter, I hope you keep posting poems and art and keep speaking your truths and thoughts. I love the stone too.

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  2. Love iS wriTing oN
    Stone.. Stone iS
    writinG Love
    withouT
    script
    oF
    Word..:)

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  3. Bryan Ens says:

    Love the philosophical contemplation in this.

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  4. The moon tonight, a pearl – within a moan,
    Contemplation the philosopher’s stone

    Wonderful twist of images cleverly done, Petruj! Love the ending.

    Hank

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  5. The moon tonight, a pearl – within a moan,
    Contemplation the philosopher’s stone

    A wonderful twist of images cleverly done, Petruj! Love the ending.

    Hank

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  6. whimsygizmo says:

    I love this. It feels like a presentation, and poetic explanation, of classic haiku. Wonderful.

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  7. radio head says:

    You came up with some very unique images; I enjoyed this very much.

    This is my favorite part:
    “Baboons, monkeys, breeze and butterfly – a moving play.
    The raven quarks”

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  8. especially like the concepts in the couplet

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  9. Grace says:

    That ending couplet beautifully tugs my heart but these lines are gems too:

    Vistas, wildly distant, fill the eye

    Rhythm, pulse of the earth’s heart,

    A joy to read tonight ~

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  10. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is lovely – especially the closing lines 🙂

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  11. Certainly a spiritual aire to this! Flawless execution!

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  12. There are some really wonderful references here… Like haiku being sung.

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  13. Imelda says:

    Beautiful images here.

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  14. Bodhirose says:

    I agree with Glenn, a most meaningful and beautifully composed poem, Petru. I like the reference to the Mohammad quote and to Basho’s famous poem. Very contemplative with the images of nature in a “moving play.” Thank you for adding your work to the prompt.

    Gayle ~

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  15. hypercryptical says:

    Beautiful rhythm of beautiful thoughts.
    Anna :o]

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  16. Yes, this is truly a contemplative poem–taking each beautiful image on its own–Zen-like.

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  17. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Your eloquent & thoughtful piece represents the best use of the prompt words I have encountered so far out on the dVerse trail; so very hopeful, spiritual & positive–uplifting & rife with insights & truth; very impressive & enjoyable read.

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  18. Mary says:

    Some really wonderful lines…altogether comprising a very interesting whole!

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I make art, I read a lot and I'm now trying to write as well. Otherwise I belong to a cat by the name of Charlie that drives me nuts sometimes and other times makes me melt with love for her.

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