One Word Whispered by Blue Bird

snack time disruption ~d nelson

snack time disruption ~d nelson

Sitting upon her branch
mindfully aware of what
is inside & outside of her
when I happened by.

One word I’ll whisper
that you may experience joy.
Hearing that my ears
perked up
as this was the
bluebird of happiness.

persimmon-4

persimmon-4

Look at the fruit
here in this tree
unlike the other
tasty treats in the garden.

So I picked a small bag full,
breathing slow & deep,
leaving her to savor unpicked
tree-ripened persimmons.

persimmon-3

persimmon-3

I ate them like apples
and drank them as smoothies
and for my friends
a special sweet & savory
steel-cut oats with
sautéed persimmons & onions.

I last saw them skipping
up that oak-adorned hill
looking for their own
bird with a secret
to share.

As you practice mindfulness of breathing, your breath will become peaceful and gentle, and your mind and body will also become peaceful and gentle. This is not a difficult exercise. In just a few minutes you can realize the fruit of meditation. ~ Thich Nhat Hanh

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44 thoughts on “One Word Whispered by Blue Bird

  1. Cate

    Huh. I was wondering where that darn bluebird of happiness went. 🙂 And persimmons, too! Your treasures are many, friend, and you have the wisdom to appreciate each. Enjoyed this post.

    Reply
  2. Michael

    Lovely photo’s and thoughts shared, David. I love the image of the bluebird of happiness and always am reminded of that movie K-Pax with Kevin Spacey. Color, brightness, sweetness and happiness. They’re colliding all around us– in a bowl of hot cereal, on the side of a California hill in autumn, and in the smiles of friends…

    Peace
    Michael

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