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The Spirit Incarnate
by Peter Paton

Thursday, October 19, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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He who is filled with love is filled with God himself.

Saint Augustine


The autumn mist hangs suspended across the tree tops

a raven croaks its plaintive cry, upon the templar watch tower

as I meander down the hedgerows and byeways

listening for the drum of your love, reverberating on my heart

I view the divisions of time, on the silohuetted skyline

as the swirlings energies of life, surround my very soul

I pick some wild berries in the brambles, for sustenance and strength

and I am utterly determined, to realise all my goals and objectives

I have never needed the company, of another living soul

to be content within myself, with comforting peace of mind

scurrying rabbits, break cover and dart across the lawn

the game of life, can end without a single sound

to be aware, of the subtle changes and shifts of tempo

is what seperates, the survivor from the slain

I observe with grace and silence, events upon the ground

synchronising my breathing, to the thought waves in my mind

as all around me, the dance of destiny is slowly unfolding

it is not what you do, that really matters to the outcome

for I have found, it is the spirit incarnate of itself

that decides and resolves , every single throw of the dice


Copyright by Peter Paton 2006
The Spirit Incarnate
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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 10/21/2006
A very wise and thought provoking work! Thanks.
Love and Peace, B&R
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/20/2006
Quite Say Least,i.e. Is Throw Of Dice By Your Own Hand Flung it In Beginning...

Excellently Done...

Your Friend TRASK
Reviewed by Paul Williams 10/20/2006
Exceptional write Peter once again your imagery merges us all into one. Excellent!

Reviewed by Sandie Angel 10/20/2006

You are so good in painting pictures in your readers' mind, and this one is of no exception. Wonderful write!!!!!

Lots of love,
Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Vesna Vanessa 10/20/2006
By Jove have outdone!!


vesna :)
Reviewed by jude forese 10/19/2006
a sagacious, spiritually potent poem ... outstanding work!
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 10/19/2006
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 10/19/2006

Each time you paint like this I walk right along your path. You have a gift that transforms the reader to where you are and that's the mark of a professional bard.

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/19/2006
My father used to say, "Stay close to nature and you will stay close to God." Your poetry always reminds me of such wisdom, Peter. Thank you for sharing your gifts. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Marguerite Lemoine 10/19/2006
Good One 'Spirit Incarnate' I like that 'I have never needed the comnpany of anyone else to be content with myself and to find conforting peace of mind. " That is how I live my life, with God you are never alone.. Treat people as you would like to be treated but listen only to the advice of God, that little voice within. Marguerite
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 10/19/2006
"...I observe with grace and silence, events upon the ground
synchronising my breathing, to the thought waves in my mind
as all around me, the dance of destiny is slowly unfolding
it is not what you do, that really matters to the outcome
for I have found, it is the spirit incarnate of itself
that decides and resolves, every single throw of the dice..."

A masterpiece of words.


Reviewed by Kate Burnside 10/19/2006
Have no idea why, but this piece reminds me so much of my new home territory close to the sea; a place of heathland and mysterious Norman castle ruins rising out of the mist where I can stand in a long cape with massive hood and become invisible to all but my own longings and thoughts... This write compels and calls, like a lover's name upon the winds... And we would rather starve or feed upon berries than to relinquish the force of it.... Can feel a pome comin on...!! LOL Kapewrapped Kate xx
Reviewed by Bennett 10/19/2006
The abstence of love will cause many people to act in certain ways and many will be addicted to somethiong that will temporarily make them feel good. This is a well expressed write and thanks for sharing this with us all here on the Den.
Reviewed by Tactfully Naive 10/19/2006
How true. Very little is given to chance in our lives. Glad to find yet another writer quoting Augustine. The one I relate to and it is in keeping with your poem, is his thought that man is a wandering soul without love in his life. I worked with guys with drink problems and found on not a few occasions that it was the absence of love that was the main cause behind the can in the hand.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/19/2006
Beautifully imaged, you take us there with lovely poetry; thank you, Peter! A place of peace and refuge.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 10/19/2006
What a peaceful, accepting, flowing write, Peter! Just beautiful!

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by J M 10/19/2006
This is so true it fits one whom is settled and content within their spirit....
" is not what you do, that really matters to the outcome

for I have found, it is the spirit incarnate of itself

that decides and resolves , every single throw of the dice"
Yes he controls the dice.....

Peace, Love, Light, Joselyn
Reviewed by Taylor Ryan 10/19/2006
Joseph is absolute right here, Peter, this so "soothing" and comfortable. Nature is not just a casual evening journey here. You are enveloped in the quiet resound and the glory of the rabbit's slightest movement, all significant in the synchronicity of life and the wisdom of His spirit. This one wraps you in the security of acceptance and belief, and rocks gently.
Love and friendship,
Reviewed by Felix Perry 10/19/2006
Intensely vivid like a feral animal in a jungle the authour pulls us with him as he hunts for release in this one and finds it in his realization of the spirit incarnate. Well done Peter.
Reviewed by Miss Pandora 10/19/2006
Mr Master Peter!

There is so much in this that stimulates the mind the soul ...your spirit and your pen really are quite phenomenal! Thank you for this inspiring work. Love and hugs, the flying Panda ;)
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight* 10/19/2006
Dear Peter,

Your pen is like a soothing voice.

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 10/19/2006
I really like your take... Send this to stephen hawkins
Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/19/2006
Truly exceptional work Peter. This is a fine motivational piece that everyone can benefit from. Your steadfast faith and determination has given you the power of "knowing" That is why the truth sets us free,because we learn to "know". Thank you for another keeper!;-)

Reviewed by Victor Buhagiar (Reader) 10/19/2006
listening for the drum of your love: Do you mean God's love? That is how I understood this poem. Whatever it gives you food for thought. Victor
Reviewed by CJ Heck 10/19/2006
A perfect blend of spirituality and nature, so comforting and enjoyable to read, Peter. I've come to know I'll not be disappointed by anything you've written.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/19/2006
Most outstanding offering yet again Peter!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Abdi-Noor Mohamed (Eagle Of Hope) 10/19/2006
A soul-soothing poem. Excellent

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