Meditating in Darkness

September 14, 2011
By Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
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Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran


Glow of gliding trains
Illuminate your dark paths
Silent Wanderers

Ghosts who fall in love
A thousand times, without end
Warm transparency

Meditate until
Orbs of light are gathering
In the nighttime woods

Ancient neighborhood
Of spirit houses, built near
The most sacred trees

Unfold your palm, child
The Blessing of a Lotus
Is your open heart


The author's comments:
Peace be with you, you beautifully conscious souls. And a Lotus Flower for you, Buddhas to be.

And all of this breathing, and all of this heart-silence shall take place when the Sun is on the other side of the Earth. It's not the shadows that I love, but the stillness and the quiet, for they illuminate what the light does not.

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leafy said...
on May. 12 2012 at 12:35 pm
leafy, City, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Gil: I would like you to read my novel and get your opinion. 
Ernest Hemingway: I hate it. 
Gil: You haven't even read it yet. 
Ernest Hemingway: If it's bad, I'll hate it. If it's good, then I'll be envious and hate it even more. You don't want the opinion of another writer. 

"Glow of gliding trains/Illuminate your dark paths" I quite like those lines :). I rather enjoy haiku sets, and you, Feathery Bard write haikus wonderfully. Too often I watch people manufacture half-hearted ones by the dozens, believing, I presume, that since they have only seventeen syllables, they do not matter much.

You mentioned below that you were on a search for your true name. Have you found it yet?

on Jan. 21 2012 at 1:22 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
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Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Your poems clearly show you to have Christian faith, but if we had not already had discussions of religion I think I would have thought you were Buddhist. Your love of nature and inner peace is quite inspiring.

on Jan. 21 2012 at 1:08 pm
Gratitude for your compliments is now, long overdue, being presented. :) I belong to the Episcopal faith. And my heart is also sympathetic to Buddhist teachings (I try to practice the best of every religion, or at least, I aspire to).

on Dec. 9 2011 at 3:25 pm
RedFeather GOLD, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Favorite Quote:
Prose is like walking but poetry is like dancing.
—Paul Valery, poet (1871 - 1945)

Interesting poetic devices. That'a a neat idea to combine a bunch of haikus into one larger poem. By the way, "All you Buddhas to be", are you a Buddist?

on Oct. 4 2011 at 6:10 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

AW, thank you *blushes*.  If only I could be that pretty dream :D   I certaintly hope I find him too and you find your lady.

on Oct. 4 2011 at 8:34 am
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

A pretty dream you'd make, then. :)

I certainly hope you find your gentleman.


on Oct. 2 2011 at 7:29 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

I don't know actually.  Perhaps the dream of a hopeless romantic. :)  For now I'm content to wait for my gentleman.

on Oct. 2 2011 at 6:29 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Oh? And what do you hope to become?

on Oct. 2 2011 at 4:58 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

If a hopeless romantic can morph into something more beautiful then I will gladly undergo the transformation.

on Oct. 2 2011 at 4:51 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

That which is easily broken is not always easily mended, but perhaps it will turn into something else? Look at a flower petal. It can tear so easily, but when it's lost in the dirt, it is mixed into the Earth until it becomes a part of a new flower.

The people I talk to in person aren't as permissive of change as Teeninkers.


on Oct. 2 2011 at 4:20 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Of course, I already knew you were a perfect gentleman.  How could you not, when you have such a beautiful way with words?  Most precious things are fragile, I can only hope that what is easily broken is easily mended.  I must ask, do you have a name that people you talk to in person call you are do you change your name for them as well?

on Oct. 2 2011 at 4:00 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Thanks! I guess my name changes so often because I haven't been able to find my one true name, if I have even have one. Until I do, I'll be content to be Light or Bird or Spirit or whatever I choose.

Ah, gotta admire the hopeless romantics. They are where the fragile but precious substance of humanity is often stored.

I do try my utmost to be polite to the ladies. ;)


on Oct. 1 2011 at 12:05 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Ahh, I see.  Espirit is a cool name.  I've always loved French names.  I like being old-fashioned because I'm a hopeless romantic and I'm tired of rude guys who don't a treat their girlfriends right.  I mean it's nice to meet a gentleman every now and then. :)

on Sep. 30 2011 at 6:04 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

Cool shoes! I'll check that out.

Stuff like that is real in its own way, I guess.


on Sep. 30 2011 at 6:03 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I don't change my name; my name changes, I only acknowledge it whenever it does. 'Esprit' is a French name, apparently, meaning Spirit.

Being old-fashioned is nice; it puts us at roots with our past, and at the same time, leaves us comfortable in the present.


on Sep. 29 2011 at 7:22 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

It's ok. I like being old-fashioned too!  Is there a reason why you keep changing your name? :)

Aderes47 GOLD said...
on Sep. 29 2011 at 5:20 pm
Aderes47 GOLD, Cambridge, Massachusetts
11 articles 0 photos 897 comments

Favorite Quote:
You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.
Henry Drummond

It's on The Travel Channel, it's about a team of three dudes, Zak, Nick and Aaron who hunt for evidence of ghosts in places known to be haunted around the U.S.A. The show's mad crazy. You'll hear creepy noises and sometimes they'll record voices. I honestly get nightmares from it sometimes. My parents say it's fake(it probably is) but they'll have you convinced. And they use real scientific evidence too! It's awesome, I really recommend it! :)

on Sep. 29 2011 at 2:34 pm
Thesilentraven PLATINUM, Mableton, Georgia
40 articles 2 photos 1634 comments

Favorite Quote:
"il piu nell' uno," (according to Emerson, an Italian expression for beauty)

"Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality" ~Emily Dickinson

"The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain"
~Kahlil Gibran

I haven't heard it, I'm old fashioned. ;)

on Sep. 27 2011 at 4:29 pm
IamtheshyStargirl PLATINUM, Lothlorien, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
Boredom instigates extreme creativity.
~Amoniel

"Bowing gratefully to all of my subjects, 'thank you. Thank you. The pleasure is mine." Nah, I'm just kidding. We're all kings together.'"
~Thesilentraven

I am afraid that I will lose something in between the thinking and the finger motions. 

on Sep. 26 2011 at 9:47 pm
savetheplanet PLATINUM, Anaheim, California
45 articles 9 photos 565 comments

Favorite Quote:
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

ehhh.... laugh my a** off?   u've never heard it?  ppl use it as often as lol


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