Things seem simpler now
in my seventh decade:
truth flows more fluently
beauty into compassion
into presence and
out of which we all
to which we all
Things seem simpler now.
© 2014 Dennis Ference
(First posted without pic 9/22/14.)
I love your poem, it flows, like the river of time, it is so beautiully written and profound!! I’m only in my… fourth decade but I absolutely love to get older. I feel the same, but of course I have still to wait before being as wise as you are!!! Have a nice week and MERCI 🙂
Glad you love to get older because older you shall get. May you achieve much wisdom along the way.–Dennis
i like this reduction to the essential, there’s genuine wisdom in this,
My best to you
this is wonderful – and gives me something to look forward to! Thank You!
Blessings and peace. –Dennis
Cyclical, rhythmic, ebbing and flowing inevitability. Sounds (and feels) like you have it sussed!
No, not sussed, but tasting the fruits of oneness and love more consistently and trusting in their deeper reality. Thanks for the comment. –Dennis
Wonderful! I love the waterfall image too 🙂
Thanks Laine. Peace! –Dennis
Beautifully put Dennis. May the years continue to flow gently for you. Take care
I wish the same for you. Peace.
I thought it was wonderful, Dennis. I wish for every person to have this kind of knowing…This kind of peace! Much love ❤
And to you! –Dennis
Love this one. 🙂 And I appreciate all of your visits. Always a pleasure to visit here. Blessings —
Blessings to you, also. Your blog touches many people’s lives, I’m sure.
Aging brings out the best in wine and people. a delightful illustration
Alas one gets lonelier as the seventh decade passes and friends and relatives have preceded one – as they say more on the other side than here – yet the time made available should be traesured to peer into those areas we never visited before – more and more one must learn to live with oneself – the rest can be a repetion of wasted time. nice poem thanks, most encouraging.
Your response is much appreciated!
I have felt that as well. Thank you
A wonderful place to be! Peace!
Lovely, Dennis, and oh so true. Thank you.
And thank you!
Beautifully simple and wise words. I’ve heard the 70’s described as the “last, best gift of time.” I celebrate the gifts of aging with you.
It is good to know one drinks from the same well as others.