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Embrace Life's Mysteries

Poetry is the food of the soul. It's my greatest contribution to the world and an area I can always grow.


The beauty of the green earth…

Majestic trees, noble vines, and luxurious flowers

Air filled with succulent sweetness

Steel blue ocean waters teeming with life

Ancient stones, vast deserts, and endless grasslands

Snow-capped peaks and crystal clear rivers

Harmony as far as the eye can see

Contented to rest below the starry skies

Illuminated by the pure light of the moon

Each well-known as each is a mystery

Listen to the calling on the wind…

Open your hearts

Open your very souls


As the spirits of the earth beckon you

Take the first step, the first embrace

Immerse yourselves

In the life of the universe

From which all things proceed

And which all things shall return

Let your heart rejoice

Delve into the pureness of spiritual love

Commune with every living thing

Gather strength from their beauty

Embrace their compassion in your heart

Admire their humility

Emulate their reverence within your soul

Seek more than what lies on the surface

Knowing that seeking means revelation

Fear not the Mystery

Only there will you find the answers

That you cannot see within yourself


Phyllis Doyle Burns from High desert of Nevada. on June 11, 2017:

Ralph, dear friend, this is awesome! So beautiful it inspires me to write about the beauty of the Universe and Nature. I love it!

Tim Mitchell from Escondido, CA on June 10, 2017:

Nice Poem. Thanks for sharing. It has inspired me to go stand in my garden for awhile.

Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 09, 2017:

ThreeKeys - I'm actually a published poet and own a poetry website www.creativeexiles.com / take a peek at a site with an amazing collection of writers with quality work throughout

whonunuwho from United States on June 09, 2017:

A very positive well expressed message that you have shared my friend. Many blessings to you and yours on this fine evening. whonu

threekeys on June 09, 2017:

Beautiful imagery. In a sense it was like I was being bobbed gently up and down on the soothing sway of the ocean waves as I read your poem. I, too, feel nature is the home of spirit where the answers are if we are open to them.

I was nicely surprised by you writing poetry Ralph. It's a different side to you which I enjoyed. All the best to you and your loved ones.

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on June 09, 2017:

That's a lovely poem and very wise words. We certainly must embrace lifes mysteries.

Ralph Schwartz (author) from Idaho Falls, Idaho on June 09, 2017:

You heap too much praise on me, my loving friend and brother. I am fortunately a person who is "aware" of the blessings I've been given in life and I do channel most of my efforts into works of poetry, I often find myself with a 'need' to express myself in the political world or emerging technology. Ironically, I find my poetry becomes more meaningful when I understand the dynamics of both sides of the world we live in. I imagined myself writing nothing except works on self-healing, romance, and love, but without the foil of the opposition, would expect the end result to be less robust. Almost as if I need to see, feel, and slightly embrace the hardships of living to be able to truly reach down deep into the wellspring of the great things and coax them into a fluid, living, breathing document. Perhaps it's the Ralph version of my yin and yang, but it works for me on both sides. My research is crisper and I often find unrevealed topics to bring to light. I am humbled by the fullness and amazement one can find in the natural world and it will always remain my anchor. Thank you for being you!!! The world is a better place because you're in it.

manatita44 from london on June 09, 2017:

A real beauty, Bro. A totally exquisite poem and one of my favourite subjects, nature. In fact your poem is deeper ... more sublime ... inviting us to explore the intricate mysteries of life.

You see bro, I try to tell you that I see this side, this very profound and romantic, endearing side, but I don't know if you catch on when I'm saying it. Love you, Bro. God has given you different gifts and you use them all.

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