All Things Considered

All Things Considered

A Poem by Christine Anne Shaw

i do not know
if bamboo wind chimes
ward off evil spirits
maybe they do
.
or whether they entice
souls of the departed
to revisit their loved ones
all things considered
.
but as i sit in this garden
with a light breeze blowing
on a true blue sky day
in blistering heat
i hear music
.
there is something so
satisfying in the gentleness
of that subtle hollow sound
of canes clacking softly
while suspended from a
beam on our deck
.
close your weary lids 
take a long deep breath
be still and hear nature's notes
her unique playful
composing
.
imagine being in Bali
barefoot and fancy free
beside the mountains
far, far away where all
concerns are going, going,
gone
.
wind stirs in strands
of uncombed holiday hair
not a care in the world
drift in thought flight
all is well, all is peace
.


 





 

© 2020 Christine Anne Shaw


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It sounds as though you have developed your own meditation method here. Of course, there is no way to control the weather, but the elements of meditation are there. The frantic surface mind is calmed by the sound of the chimes, the eyes close and a deep breath imposes a stillness of the mind. The imagination creates a peaceful scene, and all concerns of the conscious mind are gone. If you can do this for 20 minutes at a time every day, your stress level will plummet.

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Christine Anne Shaw

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I find it easy to meditate in the outdoors particularly when the weather is at its best. I need a bi.. read more



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I enjoyed this read. It took me some place nice.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Melinda. I appreciate your visit. All good wishes.

Chris
I try and write as best that I can. Frequently. I do it all the time.

You're a much better writer than I am. You just, do it better than me.






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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you Dave. I am pleased you appreciate my efforts. I have to work at it. It isn't easy. All the.. read more
What a serene decorative scene you have created here. Soothing tune of wind chimes and closed eye can take us another place, another level... Where only peace prevails! Musicality is heaven and wind chimes are perfect in this regard. Reading your beautiful poem I swayed my wind chimes attached to hallhallway to hear it's soothing tune. . . Thank you for sharing

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Christine Anne Shaw

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Thank you dear Sima. Wind chimes are soothing and calming, particularly the bamboo kind, full of Eas.. read more
Dreamer Sima

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Wish you a beautiful day ahead... 🌺🌻
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

You too dear poet :)
It sounds as though you have developed your own meditation method here. Of course, there is no way to control the weather, but the elements of meditation are there. The frantic surface mind is calmed by the sound of the chimes, the eyes close and a deep breath imposes a stillness of the mind. The imagination creates a peaceful scene, and all concerns of the conscious mind are gone. If you can do this for 20 minutes at a time every day, your stress level will plummet.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

I find it easy to meditate in the outdoors particularly when the weather is at its best. I need a bi.. read more
I love the sounds of wind chimes I have a bamboo stork hanging right outside my window next to my writing desk:) what a pleasant melody you painted in these words I can see your holiday hair flying with the breeze!

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you Bunny so much. I have just this minute paid you a visit too. Pleased you enjoyed the read.. read more
Nice one Chris and good to see / hear you are getting with the Far East influences - they certainly have a lot to teach the West.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Thank you red93. You are certainly right about Eastern influences. Pleased you enjoyed the read. All.. read more
Hello, Christine! :)
Reading this was like a vacation. I felt some stillness. I could hear the hollow bamboo; they don't clang like metal chimes I usually hear. Thanks for sharing.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

I thank you for checking in mattavelli. Pleased I was able to offer you a few moments of vacation. A.. read more
mmmmmm i also have bamboo chimes out over the deck .. V7 L1&2 especially puts me in your meditative moment ...love the "..holiday hair" ;)))))))))))))))))
E.

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Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

yes i do .. i need to get mine back up as they are in the workshop for a bit of renewing .. strings .. read more
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

We have birch catkins at the moment depositing pollen and making us all sneeze. Yes the bamboo chime.. read more
Einstein Noodle

1 Week Ago

oh yes ..they are getting tender loving care and repair :)
I love the way you chose Bali to describe peace, green, fresh air, mountains, gong music, hand made wood chimes which play melodies that put you in a trance-like state. Your poem is that peaceful and calming, with not a care in the world. Bali is my favorite place in the world, everything about it is curative, friendly, welcoming, cultural, and on and on.....it's bringing back joyful memories....
Thank you so much for sharing.
Best, B




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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Betty, pleased I wS able to remind you of a special place. Thank you so much for checking in. H.. read more
Betty Hermelee

1 Week Ago

It’s very special and so was your poem!
Best alway, Betty
Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

You are so kind Betty :)
This feels like such a wonderful, peaceful, and sleepy flight, and I love that about this! A tone I rarely see poems take up and you made it work so, so well. It's so peaceful and though we can't be on vacation, you show us to appreciate our mind too, because it can take us anywhere, and so can your poetry.

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Christine Anne Shaw

1 Week Ago

Dear Colacat, thank you for your encouraging response. You are most appreciated and I am so pleased .. read more

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Christine Anne Shaw

Berkshire, United Kingdom



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Have been at Writerscafe for two years now, content to be in the company of like minded souls who love poetry. There are many talented poets on this forum. Have been reading poetry most of my life,.. more..

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