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Sagacity of Peace.....
by Karen Palumbo
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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                  Sagacity of Peace

Sometimes the mind gets mighty full,
need a quiet place, change the frame of mind.
A walk in the park, surrounded by birds,
trees, deer, squirrels, rabbits, in kind.

A solitary being melding with nature,
an opportunity to stop, begin anew.
Steady saturation can be so overwhelming,
high above the trees a blue bird flew.

Wings spread wide, gliding with grace,
swirling up, down, in an ancient dance.
Colors glistening against a vast blue sky,
before moving on, just one more glance.

The ground is hot from relentless sunshine,
grass feels cool and so soft to the touch.
Stop to watch an ant brigade carrying leaves,
a continuous line never stopping much.

This journey continues, the ground softer,
an impending silence grows more persuasive.
Walking on footprints imprinted long ago,
an awe-inspiring presence seems invasive.

Stopping at the sight of a vast blue ocean,
where all life once began, where some end.
Hearing the gentle ripples brush against sand,
brings a sagacity of peace that will never bend.

Sky, ocean, land, all separate, yet intertwined,
as one concludes, the next one commences.
Is this what God envisioned when he began,
to engulf our being and tantalize our senses.

Teaching all of us humility as we are the same,
while observing fiddler crabs scampering by.
Pelicans flying high, then diving for food,
appearing full of life against a blue sky.

Heart no longer heavy, mind much clearer,
soul is more illuminating than ever before.
Searching for a quiet place to contemplate,
along this peaceful path by the shore.

Sometimes the mind gets mighty full,
need a quiet place, change the frame of mind.
A walk in the park, surrounded by birds,
trees, deer, squirrels, rabbits, in kind.



Written by:
Karen Palumbo
Photography by:
Robert Palumbo
8/5/2010 © All rights reserved 







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Reviewed by Axilea MU 3/10/2011
Your style, content and rhythm are just like the walk that you describe.
Very soothing, with a meditative quality. Thank you.

Reviewed by Mary Coe 9/23/2010
A very relaxing and enjoyable read.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 8/26/2010
A walk along the beach is so relaxing and frees the mind of mundane things. Such a lovely write
Reviewed by The Poetess 8/25/2010
Love those escapes to a nurturing nature.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 8/25/2010
Amen! "Sagacity of Peace"
sings clarion in this readers mind.
Peace and continued imagination ...
Reviewed by Inspire Hope 8/23/2010
Simply beautiful and creative....yes I did enjoy this walk with you, it is like none other! I shall return very soon for it is really all true,

" Sometimes the mind does get full,
And need a quiet place, change the frame of mind.
A walk in the park, surrounded by birds,
Trees, deer, squirrels, rabbits, in kind. "

Much Love,
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/23/2010
You take us on such a vivid journey here, Karen, and it is a complete delight - I was sad for it to end! You have given us so many points of detail, so many things with which to unwind and relax the mind as we absorb ourselves in the natural world around us. A tonic for certain sure, inbuing the spirit with a sense of ease and well-being. I have never been so peaceful or felt so at one with the world as I do now, being in the very fortunate position of living adjacent to open heathland and hills that are bounded by rivers, the world's 2nd/3rd biggest natural harbour and the sea. I can so relate to the mood and serenity of this lovely poem. Thank you. xx
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 8/16/2010
A quiet, peaceful piece, full of contemplation--enjoyed the walk with you.

Reviewed by Jon Willey 8/15/2010
Karen, you released the energy of your experiences and shared with us how to successfully use nature as a communal place. There is the certainty of peace and understanding in your poem. May joy love and peace remain your companions as walk throughout your life my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by JMS Bell 8/14/2010
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 8/12/2010
I love how the last stanza is in a bolder print, reiterating your first thought. I find such peace in nature. xxx
Reviewed by Michael Jones 8/11/2010
Reading this poem Karen give me the peace that I often quest for! Thank you. Peace!!! Magnificent!
Reviewed by David Maclellan 8/9/2010
"Is this what God envisioned when he began,
to engulf our being and tantalize our senses."

I think you got that one right Karen, and praise be that He gave some of us the ability to masterfully describe His efforts!

Best wishes Karen,
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 8/8/2010
Parks have magic in them. Patrick
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/8/2010
Such a peaceful stroll through your words, Karen -- well done, and thank you.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/8/2010
So peaceful, Karen. I enjoyed this poem. Hugs,
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 8/7/2010
Awe! lovely. wish I were there. Hugs, J'nia
Reviewed by jude forese 8/6/2010
peaceful perspectives and observations ..
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/6/2010
superb advice in this most excellent poem,Karen, showing nature at its finest. I find ants fascinating to watch;-)etw
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/6/2010
This is beautiful and as descriptively calming as your heart, sounds like the forest and the ocean are your sanctuary and how well I can relate to that.
Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 8/6/2010
One day we must take a walk together...pen in hand...

I love how you have filled my mind today!

Love and Peace~
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/6/2010
Your kinship with nature's ways are very evident within your verses, Karen. Nature can be most therapeutic. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Debby Rosenberg 8/6/2010
beautiful poetic observations Karen
Reviewed by D Johnson 8/6/2010
Nicely done, Karen, offering a fresh perspective.

Reviewed by Amber Moonstone 8/6/2010
I embrace this poem, it speaks to my soul..Nature brings peace and tranquility to me always, as does this wonderful poem..

Peace,love and light,
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 8/6/2010
There's nothing like your own private place to go.
I also enjoy the walking to and fro.

Love your poem

Now, I'm off to my place.
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 8/6/2010
I love this as I too love the quietude of mother natures stillness
listening to the birds, crickets, katydids and the wind...
all of this and more just as you offer here in this wonderful
poem Karen...."Sagacity of Peace....."

Lets Feed The Pigeons

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/6/2010
So serenely beautiful, inspiring and relaxing. A joy t read.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 8/6/2010
It's another fine example of the calmness you have within, Karen, the mature certainty of spirit, and your fine commune with the natural world.

Reviewed by George Carroll 8/6/2010
There is nothing like communing with nature to free the mind of mundane worries and see life we rarely observe and the impact it has on us when we open our thoughts to what God has created.

Reviewed by John Martin 8/6/2010
Nicely said, Karen. Alas, once a year God gives us all a free trip around the sun. It’s always a good idea to forget your worries once in a while and just enjoy the scenery.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 8/6/2010
EXCELLENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by audrine max 8/6/2010
the ocean is my source of peace. i felt it when i read your poem. thank you...
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 8/5/2010
Such inspiring rhymes set to nature's song of peace. I always love how you incorporate nature's themes in your poetry. It's a pleasure to read you again and again, Karen. And Robert's photography adds so much to your poetry, in this Sagacity of Peace especially...I see where two roads fork and also a circle around the tree, as such in the Wheel of well.


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