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Winter’s Ballet

24 Nov

The snow is easy, it just falls

on several notes                                                       

played by the wind.

 

In between the trees

winter’s first appearance

 swishes like a skirt, across the yard.

 

Harmony

in commotion,

in all those exclamations

 

innocent and clean. I

watch the ballet

and listen

 

to an orchestra unseen.

                                          ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

“It is said that King Ajastashatru had strong imprints for understanding emptiness, which was activated in the following way: one day, he invited Manjushri for a meal and was just about to offer him a very fine garment he had made ready, when Manjushri disappeared. Feeling very disappointed, Ajatashatru put on the garment himself and momentarily also disappeared. As a result of this he gained the understanding of emptiness.”

 Geshe Sonam Rinchen

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28 responses to “Winter’s Ballet

  1. Sherri B.

    November 24, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Oh, I love this…perfect!

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  2. brian miller

    November 24, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    lovely….the ballet, the orchestra of our world…i hope to see some of that snow this week…and hear that song a bit more…smiles.

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  3. Nataša Dolenc (@Natasek86)

    November 24, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    beautiful, gentle snow. the ballet… lovely images.

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  4. Sherry Marr

    November 24, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    This is incredibly lovely to read and envision.

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  5. Mary

    November 24, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Oh, you have written about the beauty of the first snow!! Very light and peaceful. I like it.

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  6. Gabriella

    November 24, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Snow is lovely, especially from the comfort of one’s home!

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  7. Talon

    November 25, 2013 at 2:42 am

    So pretty – it is like a ballet and the wind is the orchestral conductor.

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  8. Sumana Roy

    November 25, 2013 at 10:37 am

    i like the softness here….’I
    watch the ballet
    and listen

    to an orchestra unseen.’ my favorite lines…

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  9. Anders Vaksinius

    November 25, 2013 at 11:59 am

    It is pure, it is clean, and it unites when covering the ground. That is wisdom. *smile* Your poem is light and easy itself.

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  10. Rallentanda

    November 25, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    Exquisite capture. It makes me want to be in the snow (just for a short time 🙂

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  11. dsnake1

    November 25, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    i liked how you paced the poem, like a series of haiku. so that’s how snow arrives? 🙂
    okay, there is no snow over here, just loads of rain. 😦

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  12. Abin

    November 26, 2013 at 11:06 am

    liked the images.especially the swishing of the skirt.

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  13. poetrypea

    November 27, 2013 at 6:48 am

    A very visual piece for me.

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  14. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Thank you

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  15. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    May the flakes start 🙂

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  16. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Thank you N.

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  17. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Thank you BlueSky 🙂

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  18. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    Thank you Mary.

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  19. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    😉

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  20. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Thanks T.

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  21. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    Thank you…mine too 🙂

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  22. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Thank you Mr. V.

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  23. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Haha…thank you R.

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  24. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    If I could send you some I would. But, until then have a Coors’ 😀

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  25. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Thank You.

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  26. ZQ

    November 29, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    Thank you ‘sweet pea’

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  27. elainecanham

    December 23, 2013 at 7:07 am

    I have no idea what that means, but I like it. It’s made my brain go all knotty.

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  28. ZQ

    December 24, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    thank you I think

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