It is in the silence that you can hear

the stillness which excludes all but nature.


All that matters.


Like a tree that needs a breeze to prove it exists,

stand firm, be forged to life.


Your ideals battered, your terms rearranged,

thorny branches smoothed, withered blooms dead-headed.


Tested at the root, sinking firm as storms rage about.

Then bending come alive, resist to be reborn.


The noise of life can dull the ear,

be still, be quiet, and truly hear.


◄ What right have we? (those who do not know)

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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 16th Jan 2017 21:11

Hi elP,

thanks for your reading and comments. I think you have summarised my meaning accurately.

Thanks again,


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Mon 16th Jan 2017 14:11

I very much like the idea, "resist to be reborn." The whole thing speaks to me of the fight against a tendency to go wherever the wind might blow in order to enjoy true growth in character and fortitude.

Paramount advice to anyone who doesn't already know, cloaked in a thoughtfully constructed analogy.


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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 16th Jan 2017 10:15

Thanks Martin,

much appreciated.


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Martin Elder

Sun 15th Jan 2017 23:22

There is certainly a sense of new life breathed into you with this one David
'Then bending come alive, resist to be reborn'
Fantastic piece David , I look forward to more

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Wolfgar Miere

Sun 15th Jan 2017 20:51

Thanks all for reading and for your comments.

I have been away for a short break from doing not very much Stu, I was feeling slightly rejuvenated when this slipped out.

Ray, I feel you are right it is not enough to contemplate, I think the trick is to retreat completely from the physical and the thoughtful, zen-like. However I have no wish to transcend into oblivion, I like the friction too much (for now)


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Stu Buck

Sun 15th Jan 2017 17:07

excellent to see one from you david. i would ask you where you have been but i might hazard a guess at 'on holiday'. lovely piece to return to and the word psithurism is one of the finest we possess.

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Sun 15th Jan 2017 14:52

I would like say with the thoughts of this in my mind that you need not just time but the absence of filling that time in unknotting awful puzzles and confusing and jarring oppositions that constitute much of life - that can be a great healer as you imply and I believe there is space to withdraw to find yourself in a sort of vacuum (in other words a sort of death, nothing wrong with that at all).
As with classical music, the silences are as powerful as the sounds.

Ray x

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Raj Ferds

Sun 15th Jan 2017 08:37

I enjoyed that Wolfgar, especially the line:

Like a tree that needs a breeze to prove it exists

Keep them coming!

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