this fragile flower

i will not pluck this fragile flower of the elusive moment.
i will gently touch it just with fingertips alone, barely there.
i will inhale its fragrance deeply (so sweet!), & i will exhale
this body's own scent upon its petals & pistils in return.
i blend with it, become part of it. there is no place where i end
& it begins in the seamless wholeness of now. i gently touch
this moment, breathe into it to release it to float away in
the mingling probability streams that so freely morph & change.

my edges are thinner than ever before. it must happen with
age, this slow disappearing of division & separation.
yes, fingertips alone can truly touch with gentle full respect,
& without coercion or pulling apart. the moment goes, is
now gone to Shiva, who knows well how to cherish oddities &
exceptions such as we who love Him, & we who are born out of
His love through all the cycles of creation & dissolution.
let us adore this fragile flower of the elusive moment.

Author: swadharma9

i am 82, living in a nursing home and deepening my spiritual life as is appropriate as one ages. i am a student of the Sanatana Dharma and a devotee of Lord Shiva.

10 thoughts on “this fragile flower”

  1. Such a beautiful thought my delicate flower friend and I absolutely think you are right when you say, “my edges are thinner than ever before. it must happen with
    age, this slow disappearing of division & separation.” As we get older, we lose that stubborn separateness, that illusion that we are a lone planet bordering nothing and no one. Yes as we age we see the truth..Soon we will be a drop that falls into the lake and no more delusions that somehow we are not joined to everything. I love this called me to really “see” ๐ŸŒนโค๏ธ๐Ÿค—๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿฆ‹

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    1. beautifully said , & so very true. i look at that poem & am amazed that i am connected to the being who wrote it, invisible & with such a clear voice. i am encouraged just to be part of it!โค๏ธ๐Ÿค—

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  2. So beautiful. Thank you Joy for this precious insight. ‘Fragile flower of the elusive moment’… to be touched gently, treasured and released into Shiva’s care. ๐Ÿ”ฑ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŒบ๐Ÿฅฐ

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