Paul Hartal


Meditation in Nineteen Words


The fire can't burn
troubling thoughts
to ashes.

But focusing on the flames
can relieve the burden
of thinking.

Submitted: Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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  • Rookie Thomas Cox (2/1/2013 6:08:00 PM)

    There is a world of truth to what you share. There is something peaceful about sitting and starring into the flames of a fire, be it a campfire or fireplace, which I have always loved and found relaxing. A great and ingenious use of 19 words. I couldn't do it, as I am a babbler at heart...Thank you for sharing...Great poem...Great message... (Report) Reply

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