Within the folds

I do not have to see the tree

to feel as if a part of its roots,

or to feel the salted water caress my soul to know

the essence of the deepest ocean.

I do not have to fly like a butterfly to understand

the movement of the wind upon my being,

I do not have to touchย the rain to feel the strength

of the passing storm.

I do not have to gaze at the stars as if they are so far

as I reach out and pluck them like plump berries

filled with shimmering color to delight,

for I am here

within the folds of the universe

I am all and it is I.

I do not have to hear a song to know the feeling behind

the soul who penned through tears and life,

I do not have to hear the rhythm for I gather it

in each chorus from the birds beyond.

I do not have to wonder or wander far

to find myself drifting into the comfort

of all that is and all that will be,

now and forever,

a part of me.

37 thoughts on “Within the folds

  1. Thanks Rob, I was in a really good place, as I am most days but this one just came on screaming to be written and I stopped and got it down and boom, here it is. i love days like that when life is a well oiled magical machine ๐Ÿ™‚ all the pieces fitting perfectly and filled with peace ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks so much, your words mean a lot to me , peace and blessings, Kim

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  2. Always my friend, and good morning too ๐Ÿ˜Š off to see the Rays play today, a day of baseball and fun, woohoo…hope they finally win one๐Ÿ˜Š


  3. Good morning and thanks so much Tre, I’m so glad you liked it, it came from the happy good places within and was born in one of those oh gosh, I’ve got to get this down before it leaves moments. Glad I caught it๐Ÿ˜Š have a lovely day my friend, almost the weekend๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Thanks so much Margarisa,
    It was one of those thoughts that brewed like a pan of water till bubbling over uncontained, your words mean so much, starting the day with a smile๐Ÿ˜Š

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  5. Thank you my friend, it was stirring in my mind and I had to pour it while it was fresh and hot, I’m glad I did and I’m so glad it uplifted you so๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Peace and love,


  6. Thank you, I’ve been stalking you for awhile, you may like some stuff I write, sometimes I get a bit off kilter, but I’m harmless. Thank you for finding me and enjoy your reads. You’re amazing too BTW๐Ÿ˜Š

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  8. Really, really like this. Though the start caught me out. ‘see through eyes’ may just need ‘see’ as we use that sense through ‘eyes’ most of the time.
    And what you did in line three is much better in my humble opinion.

    Just a thought. But, as it’s the first line of a fine poem perhaps you can have a look (through your eyes) to see if it could be tweaked.

    Just my thoughts on a lovely poem.


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