Again?

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This one again
The same old word
Endlessly.

The swift stream
Mountain torrent
Ever playful.

When words end
There is always song
After song laughter.

Bowling along
Wind blind
Restless.

Hard against cloud
Pinioned by mist
I get wet.

Lower ever lower
The heights fall
The sea rises up.

This piece of clay
Molded by absent hands
Waits.

The rigour of silence
Hard discipline
The birds sing.

The acorn bounces
Clattering branches
Missed!

This slow dry autumn
Ignites the trees
Flaming beneath open skies.

The Hermitage, Chapel Peak.

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About Jamie Nicol

Living in the forested hills of Catalonia, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Zen teacher, recovering philosopher, small-scale natural farmer. Writing just what comes.
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