Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Meditation, continued



 
It is imperative to take action
when you feel distraction.
 
Find an oasis, a place to chill;
mindful thoughts felicitous fill.
 
Replace garbage, negativity
with harmonious images of the sea.
 
Think of the waves as lullabies,
salty air absorbing the lies.
 
Reward yourself when you're done;
an ice cream cone under the sun.
 
 
~~
 
 
Poetic Inspiration:
Poetry Jam- Knickerbocker Glory- What do you delight in?
3WW- garbage, imperative, action
PU Verse First- Omniscience

33 comments:

R. Burnett Baker said...

Perfect advice, but can I have a half gallon carton of ice cream, please??!

Brian Miller said...

smiles...it is good advice...and in particular on taking time to reward yourself when done...ice cream please! smiles.

Susan said...

An oasis on the sea would be perfect!

Mary said...

Philosophy well expressed! I do like the idea of getting rid of negativity.....and a reward of ICE CREAM is always a good thing! Smiles.

Ann (bunnygirl) said...

I find the ocean very meditative, even when there isn't any ice cream, although I wouldn't turn down a treat!

Berowne said...

Remember this song? "La mer, qu'on voit danser,,,des reflets d'argent."

Nanka said...

Loved those harmonious images, especially the last delicious line!!

Lily Strange said...

I guess I need to think about the sea a lot. My life is rather full of garbage and negativity at this juncture.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Would love to meditate by that ocean view and ice cream w/M&M's after wouldn't be bad afterwards either!

Sheilagh Lee said...

wonderful advice

alan1704 said...

LOve it, what better reward than ice cream in the sun. Mouth watering.

Kalpana Solsi said...

It's good to reward onself. And with a bowl of ice-cream - good idea.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Excellent advice, beautifully expressed!


Madeleine Begun Kane

Lisa A. Williams said...

Such an uplifting write! What could be nicer than ice cream at the beach? Lovely!

Kathe W. said...

delicious advice! Forget the garbage and go for the ice cream in life! Have a great week!

JonnyM said...

Wonderfully written. I have a picture in my head exquisitely drawn in words.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

Laurie,

A fine and uplifting poem, which seeks to see the balance required in life...I truly feel the quiet oasis is a necessity, especially for a writer!!!

Eileen

Thank you for your comment at my Blog. Much appreciated:)

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Writing on my Kindle is dangerous so I had to wait till now.

I started my morning with a power walk by the river. Finished with a 200 yard dash. So there with you about creating an oasis, clearing out the garbage.

Always good reading, good vibe here.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

No matter what is going on, I only have to step upon the shore for it all to fall away, my heart lulled by the everness of the waves. Loved this , Laurie.

Susan Lindquist said...

So clever ... as after you take action, you get a distraction ... that perfect ice cream cone !

Helen said...

The ultimate reward ~~ hurry, hurry before it melts!

oldegg said...

The sea has that consistent pull. It is as though she says "Come back home and refresh yourself with me." I am not sure what she says about the ice cream though. She is always a constant source of poetic inspiration, as you have found.

J Cosmo Newbery said...

"Think of the waves as lullabies,
salty air absorbing the lies."

You won me with that line!

Loredana Donovan said...

A perfect summer time poem--the beach and ice cream--what could be better? :)

artbyrae said...

Reward yourself when you're done;
an ice cream cone under the sun.

I an sure I use ice cream as a reward way to often!!

ds said...

Yes. Though I'd be wise to avoid the ice cream...sigh...

rch said...

Great advice and so cheerfully conveyed, perfect!

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Printing this out for my daughter, whose room motif is the ocean,
as it helps with her anxiety, as I suspect this poem will as well.

Me? I just loved it.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Oh yes, lovely advice! (But I'll wait for summer.)

SaraV said...

A hot summer day, the sea and an ice cream cone--the perfect summer trifecta! Your poem seems to have a ebb and flow like the ocean too :-)

ssmatthews451 said...

Oh yes, grounding with an ice cream cone is a very important step! fun read

moondustwriter said...

Reading this I think a child would have a great shot at fixing the world's problems. Here's to ice cream stands instead of political machines and lemonade glasses to catch the sunshine

Peggy said...

Good take on the prompt Laurie. Sorry to be so late in commenting. Wonderful philosophy.