Atop The Rock

alone
while together
with everything

Solitude


I gave
my heart to nature
now I am never alone

Alone With Everything


down the soft pine needle path
amidst the tall tall trees
the breeze accompanies me

Discernment

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sunlight and shadows
the only guests received
preservation of retreat

Unaccompanied

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even in the solitude
every gesture mattered
conversation with self

Practice

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the bench alone
in cold contemplation
deliberation of spring