The Radiant Joy of Being

Updated on June 24, 2019
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Writing poetry is an alternative form of self-expression and communication. What is the message you take away as you read this poem?

The Radiant Joy of Being

A deep, unshakable peace

Just be

No need to beg for scraps of pleasure

A treasure lies within

Infinitely greater than what the world can offer

The radiant joy of being.


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    © 2019 Audrey Hunt


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        Luis G Asuncion 

        18 hours ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        I love to read poems. For me, poems is my medicine to any diseases.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        22 hours ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you for reading my poem. Living in the present is a huge step to inner peace. Enjoy the moment.


        So good to see you. The song "Let it be" sends a powerful message indeed. I just may add this video and thank you!

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        Chris Mills 

        24 hours ago from Kettering, Ohio through January, 2020

        This brought back to mind George Harrison's reminiscence of his late mother, Mary, who appeared to him at a time of personal trial and said, "Let it be". But you have gone deeper in each line of your poem.

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        Luis G Asuncion 

        33 hours ago from City of San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan, Philippines

        Too short but too fulfilling emotions. Thanks for sharing.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        39 hours ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Thank you, Beth, for reading my poem. Appreciate your support.

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        Beth Perry 

        3 days ago from Tennesee


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        Audrey Hunt 

        8 days ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Your kind comments mean so much...thank you. Teaching ourselves to be in the moment takes practice and lots of it. I work toward this each and every day.


        I'm so glad you like my poem. Living in the present brings peaceful benefits. Take care.

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        Ashly Christen 

        8 days ago from Illinois

        Very nice!

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        Devika Primic 

        11 days ago

        Hi Audrey interesting and definitely radiant you. I loved it! Words are the best way to express oneself and you did it with great meaning here.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        11 days ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Dream On

        Thank you for reading my poem and for your lovely comments. May you wake up happy each morning!


        Hello, my friend. Your kind comments bring joy to my heart. Thank you and may beauty dwell with you always.


        This is the shortest poem I've written and your sweet comments mean everything to me. Thank you kindly.


        You are an inspiration to me and to all who are blessed to connect with you. Thank you for your lovely comments which radiate poetry itself. You share my happiness which has been a long time coming.

        I'll keep shining, my friend, as I still have so much to be grateful for. I hold you in high honor...with love and respect.

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        3 weeks ago from london

        Short, succinct and radiant, like your smile. May the beauty of your soul, like moonlight, continue to radiate and guide your outer life.

        So good to see you so happy! What a joy! Your happiness is my happiness and I'm proud of you. The joy of being, indeed! Much Love, Audrey. Keep shining!

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        Priya Dinesh 

        2 months ago from Bangalore

        You prove that a few lines alone are sufficient to capture the beauty of anything! Thanks a lot for sharing :)

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        3 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        Such depth of wisdom in this sweet little poem. Awesome!

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        DREAM ON 

        3 months ago

        With every moment we experience the wonderful joys of life. You express it best. Quick and to the point. Lovely. Have a beautiful and magnificent day.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you for reading my poem and for your kind comments. May peace go with you!

        Hi Linda

        Your comments are full of truth and wisdom. Thank you for your kindness and support. Blessings to you.


        Thank you for your visit. I'm glad you liked my poem. Take care!

        Hello, Mary

        I appreciate your nice comments and it's very nice to see you here. Thanks


        It's always a pleasure to see you and to read your kind comments. I'm glad you liked this poem. Stay well and happy!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Such beautiful comments! I think the only time I am living in the moment is through music. When I'm working on a Bach Invention for piano, it's impossible for me to be distracted by anything. My total concentration has to be on the notes I'm playing. Just thought I'd share this with you. This is the only time I can just "be."

        Thank you!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you, my friend, for your kind comments. I'm very pleased that you liked my poem.


        Your lovely comments have touched me and I thank you. Learning to live in the moment, in the now, brings peace and frees us from worry. It takes practice - there are so many distractions in the way. Meditation helps to quiet the mind. I have a feeling you have already learned to simply "be." Wonderful!

        Thank you, my friend.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you so much! You have been an inspiration for many years here on hub pages. So nice to have you here.


        Thank you for reading my poem and leaving such a nice comment. And thanks for your remarkable articles. I enjoy them so much!


        Gratitude is necessary for living in peace and I'm glad you mentioned this. Thank you.


        Thank you for taking the time to read my poem and for leaving such kind comments. I appreciate your support.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you for your nice comments. Stay well and happy!


        Your comments fill me with happiness. Thank you!


        You are so very kind. It would be such a joy to meet with you. Sending sweet thoughts and thank you.


        How about that? Reading two short poems with the same message. How powerful! Thank you.

        Hi Bobbi

        You are a southern belle and a lovely one at that! It's always a joy to see your sweet face at my hub-door. Enjoy each moment!

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        Cristine Santander 

        4 months ago from Manila

        Nice poetry !! brief but meaningful. Thank for sharing your gift of poetry here in Hubpages. Stay blessed always. Regards.

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 months ago from The Caribbean

        A beautiful truth packaged in a few, precious poetic lines. Outstanding!

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        Hi Eric

        Thank you for being here, my friend. Be good to yourself.


        Hello, awesome man! Thank you for your support and kindness. We've been HP pals for longer than any of my marriages. :)



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        Lori Colbo 

        4 months ago from Pacific Northwest

        Audrey, I would love to meet such a beautiful spirit. You are so inspirational.

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        Rinita Sen 

        4 months ago

        This is the second short but powerful verse I read this morning, and almost on the same topic - the importance of being in the moment. Vivid expression of the pure happiness we get through just being.

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        4 months ago from Florida

        Such beautiful words to flow in my Southern breeze landing on my country girl heart--- forever to feel the joy of all-- life's treasures.

        Love Your Poems,

        Bobbi Purvis

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Thank you for being here. Your comments are appreciated for the message " this is not easily attained." I agree. To simply "be" requires complete stillness in the mind.


        Your kind words are much appreciated. Blessings to you.


        Thank you for your appreciation of my poem. You have captured the meaning of these few words.

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        James A Watkins 

        4 months ago from Chicago

        Amen Sister! I'm with you. Well done.

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        Linda Crampton 

        4 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        You've shared a beautiful idea in your poem, Audrey. The feeling that you've described is lovely.

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        Jason M Quinapondan 

        4 months ago from Cebu, Philippines

        Short yet affecting. Upon reading, it reminds me about being content and grateful. Nice writing!

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        Rebecca Mealey 

        4 months ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

        A profound message. Lovely wording!

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        4 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        The poem leaves a deep impact. Powerful message.

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        Chitrangada Sharan 

        4 months ago from New Delhi, India

        It requires a peaceful and positive person, to write such a beautiful poem.

        Nicely expressed in few words. Love it and love the picture too.

        Those wooden walkways look so earthy and attractive. I am fascinated by them.

        Thanks for sharing.

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        Marlene Bertrand 

        4 months ago from USA

        I really like your photo - so beautiful and full of joy, like your poem. I am happy to be in this moment in time.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        Your comments are so true. We all have this inside and the key is to realize and use this. Thank you for being here.


        I guess my positive attitude is a gift from my parents. Through even the most difficult times' anyone could imagine, they remained positive. I'm grateful for this.

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        Shannon Henry 

        4 months ago from Texas

        What a beautiful poem! The picture is quite lovely as well. Your smile is contagious!

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        Mary Norton 

        4 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Captures the moment of being so well.

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        Angel Guzman 

        4 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

        That was a really nice short poem Audrey :)

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        Audrey Hunt 

        4 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.


        So happy to see you back on Hub Pages, my friend. You've been missed. Thank you.


        You have aptly described the peaceful feeling that comes to us when we are in "the now." Thank you so much.


        Thank you for reading my poem. It's such a good feeling to know that you liked these few, short lines as well as my photos.

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        Linda Lum 

        5 months ago from Washington State, USA

        Short and sweet (like you), but so meaningful. Yes, we are alive and this is a beautiful day. (This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.)

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        5 months ago

        Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.

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        Lori Colbo 

        5 months ago from Pacific Northwest

        Lovely, so is your sweet face.

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        Pamela Oglesby 

        5 months ago from Sunny Florida

        That is a lovely poem as sweet as you.

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        Bill Holland 

        5 months ago from Olympia, WA

        I second that motion, beautiful lady!

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        Eric Dierker 

        5 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        Count me all in!

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        Liz Westwood 

        5 months ago from UK

        You have encapsulated a wealth of meaning in this short poem.

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        Thelma Alberts 

        5 months ago from Germany and Philippines

        What a lovely poem Audrey. I like it.

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        Hari Prasad S 

        5 months ago from Bangalore

        Short and profound poem. The knowledge of this fact is not obtained easily. Great.

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        5 months ago from USA

        You have such positive energy. What a life affirming poem!

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        Mary Wickison 

        5 months ago from Brazil

        This is lovely Audrey. Everyone has this within them, unfortunately not all know this.

        A beautiful poem to start the morning.

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        Louise Powles 

        5 months ago from Norfolk, England

        That's the lovely poem, and I love the photos too. Thankyou for sharing.

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        Lorna Lamon 

        5 months ago

        This lovely poem expresses how I feel before I start my yoga session. The feeling of just being as one with the world creates a sense of peace for me.

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        5 months ago from malang-indonesia

        Beautiful as always....


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