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    • Alice Smith

Staying Long Enough

staying beneath the thoughts
neither fighting them
nor thinking them
being at a deeper level

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Nothing Creates Something

The spirit lives
in the vast emptiness,
in silence,
in formlessness,

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Mighty Unspeakable

Astonishing
how little we know
of what there is
to know

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Prayer

When prayers were words

I felt like

I was failing

a sentence prayer exam.

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Prayer

When prayers were words
I felt like
I was failing
a sentence prayer exam.

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Blossoming Sound

I feel the holy at work
standing by myself
in the sanctuary of the Good Shepherd

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The One

We are all
a part of the one.
I am
but an instance
in this
universal pattern.

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What Is

From A Place Where Secret Shadows Shine

If you can
tell me where
I’m going
after I leave here,
I won’t be
going there.

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The Blessing of Silence

from I Wonder...

For the mystery that enfolds us and blesses us,
For the beauty that surrounds us and nourishes us,

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Evolving

It was a long and complicated evolution
from matter
to life
to consciousness
to self-consciousness.

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Sacred Idleness

The soul hungers for a taste

of nothing.

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I Found It

A bumper sticker
displayed with pride
for all the world to see.

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Doubt

Concrete certainty
solidifies
fluid possibility
and stultifies
natural evolution

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