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Sundown

A rim of banked clouds fringe the horizon

Where the sun lowers itself into the west

I look out across lichened rocks and a curtain of trees

A river of farms rolls through the valley

Before hills that belly up in the distance

Becoming not quite mountains brooding darkly, distantly

There are no people here

No shouts or interruptions

Just myself and my own turbulence

Which settles into anxious thoughts

That I try to rationalize and quell as best I can

I breathe in deeply and exhale

Over and over

Until tranquility becomes my steady state

Interrupted only by birdcalls

And the rustle of the wind in the leaves

 

 

David Trudel   ©  2013

 

 

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Huna Chant

Resonating with reverence

Primal sounds fill this blank space

Candlelit

Calm

Evokes an invocation

Of the moment of creation

 

We build vowel moments

Harmonizing

Together and apart

Present in this timespace

Sensing reverberations of the timeless

Connecting vertically

And in the wave

Each repetition building a pattern

Like ephemeral lines in the sand

Ha

Ha

Ha

Love encompasses

Ha

Breathing is a portal to goodness

Ha

Goodness pervades

Ha

Through the years, unthreatened

Ha

Basking in everpresent love, forever

Ha

 

 

David Trudel  © 2013

 

 

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