Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Tranquility?

Kennedy Lake
Photo by Patrick Canning


There are days when Wild Woman
has to question:
Is this inner peace she feels,
or simply exhaustion?

LOL. Well, Susan said a short poem is okay. Posted for her Midweek Motif prompt: Tranquility. And a more serious one:

One can travel the world
in its pursuit,
but true tranquility
can only be found
in one's heart.

28 comments:

  1. You didn't have to take me so literally! And yet, these bits of wisdom charm with their directness, and I can imagine them said under a very large tree.

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  2. I loved both the poems, but the second one will stay with me for a long time. Such true words, Sherry :)

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  3. I too love both the poems.. indeed tranquility is best found when one's heart is at peace :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  4. Tranquil pond/ A frog jumps in/ Ripples glinting

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  5. I like both of these--each is very wise. Thank you for reading my poem as well. It is good to be posting here again after being away for a while. Such nice people here. Oh I also love the photo you posted with this--the very image of tranquil.

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  6. Ah. Is it exhaustion!? I wonder.
    And it's true that tranquility can only be found in oneself eventually. Well-penned. :-)
    -HA

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  7. Tranquility is a true gift to the heart!

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  8. Tranquility truly does reside in the heart. The photo is lovely and the first poem makes me grin in agreement.

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  9. Brilliantly said! and first - humorous one, I like much. :)

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  10. Wisdom lies in both, Sherry! You bring so much to the sphere of blogs...thank you, Sherry!

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  11. How true are your words as the answer is inside us all the time.

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  12. That is actually an important question to ask oneself...peel away a layer or two and there are probably several emotions masquerading as others!

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  13. Both excellent poems, Sherry. I wonder the same thing myself at times.

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  14. You make me laugh with the blurry line between tranquility and exhaustion.

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  15. Luv how the meditation of the first draws the wisdom for the second.

    Happy you dropped in to read mine

    Much love...

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  16. Both poems speak volumes Sherry - ultimately tranquility must come from inside i suppose but external circumstances often seem to stand in the way..which make us tired and exhaustion becomes a state - not quite tranquil but inert maybe? two wonderfully short but full poems xo

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  17. peace rests in the heart -it beats regularly with a steady rhythm otherwise...well no peace..perhaps heart disease..well written ...'brevity is the soul of wit'

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  18. I have asked myself that before. Could there be a hint there for reaching inner peace?

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  19. Well that first poem certainly has MY heart <3

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  20. I think I'm living that first poem!

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  21. Words of wisdom, Sherry!! Thanks for sharing your words. I needed them today :)

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  22. I think on some days, just exhaustion, smiles ~ But so true where we can find true peace ~

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  23. I'll go with the second, more serious one. that's what tranquility is. calm. lightweight. and serious. not dead but serene serious, if there's a term like that...lol

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  24. Peace comes from within. Very well said.

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  25. I can relate to the exhaustion/tranquility debate. But, though it's hard to find, I know when it's in my heart. I hope it's always in yours.

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  26. Ha...no matter the state of the heart...tranquillity must have quiet... not a howling wind gale shaking the skeleton of an old house ...like it is here on the plains this Sunday afternoon.

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  27. Well done, Sherry! Loved both the comic relief as well as the wonderful second one. I said the same thing to someone when commenting on their poem before. Hope you are doing well and not exhausting yourself too much (sorry I should have said "being tranquil too much"!).

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