Randy Shingler

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Breaking sun across blue sky
Natural beauty, reds and oranges
High above distant buildings
Watching sun spread across sky
Grateful to see beauty here.

Thoughts of previous hikes
In adventurous mountain regions
Climbing towards mountain tops
Feelings of getting closer to sky
Looking down at rivers below.

Always enriched by…

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Mindful Poetry

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Desire to go where I have not been
Explore new territory in mind and soul
Allow thoughts to go where they will
Spirit will follow on its own path
Experiences of whole new order.

Refreshing to deviate from tired routines
And explore where else mind and soul can go
Expectations of new…

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Mindful Poetry

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Slow drip of drizzling rain
Drops dance as hit ground
Portend stronger rain coming soon,
Drizzling drips like morning thoughts
Slowly permeating conscious mind.

Thoughts gain momentum as day progresses
Like powerful crescendos of orchestra music
Eventually coming to full fruition
In contemplations and examinations
Seeing this world just as it is…

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Heartfelt Poetry

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Depth of feelings percolate within
Sometimes unsure of what they mean
Other times decipher exact meanings
Daily ripples through heart and soul
Deep love for others and nature felt.

Camaraderie with fellow beings
Understandings of how they feel
Pain, disappointments plaguing them
Joys and pleasures experienced too
Listening to them with full attention…

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Sparrow songs pierce morning air
Cherry blossoms litter ground
Blooming tulips now have wilted
Colored pansies are in full bloom
Spring’s transition has begun.

Barren trees now covered in leaves
Sounds of woodpeckers often heard
Beauty in nature’s eternal transitions
Many birds soaring high above
As if they want to touch the sky…

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Loving kindness fills my heart
All beings are part of me,
Wide open spacious universe
Feels no discriminations
Knows no differences.

Why can’t beings see connections?
Connections with ultimate source
Connections with all humanity,
We are not separate islands
Interbeings with all others.

Separation perceptions feed war and violence
As superiority…

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Mindful Poetry

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Earth Day has come and gone
But earth is still fully present,
Evidenced by early spring blooms
Daffodils, tulips and colorful bushes
Appreciation for colors so visible now.

Feeling feet firmly on the ground
Gazing up into sky blue heavens,
Feeling true majesty offered by earth
Presence and spaciousness in dimensions
Power it has…

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Mindful Poetry

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Morning thoughts of Beginner’s Mind
What does it really mean?
Viewing the world anew again
Without usual preconceived notions
New possibilities in what is seen.

Observing nature as for the first time
Seeing its miracles missed before,
Letting mind wander in free abandon
Without fixed imprinted viewpoints
Open to absorbing random knowledge…

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Mindful poetry

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Walking among fresh blooming flowers
Seeing colored daffodils and tulips
Ways in which their blooms unfold,
Dandelions scattered nearly everywhere
Early spring moments have arrived.

Barren trees begin sprouting new leave
With squirrels scampering up trunks
Nature evolving in another new season,
Even the sun is shining brighter than before
Against azure blue cloudless…

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Randy Shingler

Randy Shingler

Writer, Poet, Essayist, Meditator, Compassionate Being, Top writer in Poetry,History, and Diversity.