Mindfulness and Awareness Poem

by bryan maynard

Here is an example of using poetry to be mindful of my present experience, of being in the moment. The poem is a way of entering into my experience.

“runnels of water flowing down transparent glass,

the earth receiving what the sky can no longer hold.

children waiting for the sun to return,

anxiously examining the signs.

an old man rocking takes pause on the porch,

the air breathing of moss and pine.

the sky taking for now the color of gray,

and all things beneath are more their color than before.

there is rain and there is sun,

and loving them all is the beauty inside.”

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