Photo by Gamaliel Masters

the wine of peace

silence, my friend,
opens us to all the deeper meanings

q u i e t l y
a change in perspective
comes upon us
when we touch
the Source of all substance

i find
i can rest my own mind
by simply exploring
the soul of a tree
or by watching the sun dance
light to infinity

i quiet my mind
& refind my peace
by watching the snowfall
mesh a tracery of frozen images

or by taking a walk in January
& blessing myself
with all the sights
of white winter's beauty


to reach out
to touch
pines with soft needles
letting them brush my cheek...

it is in the silence, my friend,
& in all soft touch
with the Soul of all-things
that we drink
of the wine of peace

                   by norman e. masters

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