in the silence

Sa ta na ma . . . sa ta na ma . . . lying on my back, arms easily at sides, eyes closed, I move inward. Sa ta na ma . . . sometimes sitting cross-legged, hands in prayer-position at my chest, eyes closed, I slide inward. Sa ta na ma . . . rhythmically said within my mind.

sa . . .the beginning, infinity, all that ever was, is or will be
ta . . . existence within infinity
na . . . death, transformation
ma . . . rebirth, regeneration, joy within infinity
Eyes closed, relaxed, at ease. Sometimes there light. An aura. An absence present. I move within me, with all.

snow owl perched in field
colors absent nature sees
silently feels me

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Haibun written for dVerse, the virtual pub for poets where today we’re asked to write about sounds we hear within ourselves. Haibun: one or two paragraphs of prose, cannot be fiction; followed by a haiku that includes a seasonal reference.

46 thoughts on “in the silence

    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Travel done; company gone….back to my reading and writing routine! πŸ™‚ Finding your comment…thank you!

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  1. Janice May 28, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    β€˜Colours absent nature sees’ is a beautiful line. I also enjoyed being reminded of the mantra.

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:34 am

      Travel done; company gone; time to get back to the dVerse gang, reading and writing in my early morns. Finding your comment here….thank you!

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  2. Frank Hubeny May 28, 2018 / 3:05 pm

    I like that mantra. It is first I’ve heard it. Mantras are a good way to keep the mind from wandering all over the place.

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Learned the mantra from the Benson Henry Institute of the Mind…..It’s a good one to use.

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  3. kim881 May 28, 2018 / 3:10 pm

    An interesting mantra and I love the link to owls and snow – all silent. I especially love the haiku, Lill.

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:36 am

      Travel done; company gone; and finally getting back to my dVerse early morning routine. Thank you, Kim.

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      • kim881 June 14, 2018 / 2:28 pm

        We both like early morning. It’s strange to think that our early mornings are at different times!

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:38 am

      Thank you, Anell.
      My travel is done and company has gone….so I am now finally able to get back to the dVerse pub. I’ve missed it! So apologies for unread poem….too hard to go backwards so I started today and so enjoyed everyone’s “lessons.”

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Thank you, Carol. Apologies for late reply here…….travel and lots of company. I am delighted to have my mornings back, beginning this morning….so I’m back in the dVerse saddle again πŸ™‚

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  4. Tranature - quiet moments in nature May 28, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    A very soothing haibun Lillian, I especially love ‘An absence present’ :o) xxx

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:39 am

      Thank you……I do love the serenity of a new fallen snow.

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:40 am

      It’s one that really helps me move inward….and reminds me to be thankful for every day! πŸ™‚

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  5. Vivian Zems May 28, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    Meditation like this is priceless in this busy world. That haiku sure captures the imagination!

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  6. dornahainds May 28, 2018 / 5:00 pm

    Superb! 😎πŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€πŸ˜ŽπŸ₯€

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  7. Kathy Reed May 28, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    I like your use of sitting in a yoga position. It helps empty the head while at the same time filling the soul.

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:42 am

      Thank you, Frank. So late to the reading — travel and lots of company. But back this morning to my reading and writing….feels good to get back to the dVerse gang! πŸ™‚

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  8. rothpoetry May 28, 2018 / 11:08 pm

    Love your snowy owl. Can you hear him in your head? I am sure you can!!
    dwight

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:43 am

      The mantra is in my head….and really centers me…takes me inward…thankful for every day.

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:44 am

      To me, owls are magical. Especially the snowy owl! πŸ™‚

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    • lillian June 14, 2018 / 8:45 am

      The meditation takes me inward….yes, to the place of no fears and instead, reminding me to be thankful for every day. So nice to see you here, Katie. Apologies for late response. We were traveling and then had lots of company. I am now back to my morning dVerse routine! πŸ™‚

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      • katiemiafrederick June 14, 2018 / 10:07 am

        Hi Lillian.. nice to see you again.. travel in or out keeps a Soul Young Best Wishes my FriEnd.. now..:)

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  9. mhmp77 May 30, 2018 / 12:30 am

    kaykuala

    lying on my back, arms easily at sides, eyes closed,
    I move inward. Sa ta na ma . . . sometimes sitting cross-legged,
    hands in prayer-position

    One often gets the mind stimulated in such a relaxed position, Lillian. It is often believed that yoga thrives in such meditative moods too though the posture adopted might be different. Still the idea appears to be the same!

    Hank

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  10. JoHanna Massey June 5, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    The very best part of any given day is the time of mediation. You have captured it so well. Thank you.

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