Peaceful Pastoral Life …
A peaceful pastoral life is spiritually possible,
When one can escape confines of this world,
To journey within where abides love for all that is.
Far beyond where dreams go is my secluded mountain home,
Surrounded by majestic beauty below clouds of serenity,
Within the heart of Nature, where abides peace and balance.
Here, I feel the life of the great mountain as it breathes,
And provides all upon it with harmony and balance,
With shelter from life’s storms, far above worldly cares.
Where dreams are but a memory, and life abounds
In love for all life forms, of the same spiritual essence,
All being one in life, as given by the Creator above.
Here I exist alone, yet alone I am not, for all here
Is a significant part of me, just as I am of them,
From the smallest pebble to the mightiest tree.
It is here where all senses come alive,
Where awareness of all that is beautiful,
Touches the heart and soul with sublime love.
The animals, birds, all things live with the joy
Of being, and of being in a haven flowing
As beautiful and peaceful as life is meant to be.
It is a perfect bliss of beauty, ineffable happiness,
The Self’s highest truths incarnate, of innocence,
And the natural state of man and woman.
This is my peaceful pastoral life,
In the unspoiled, harmonious wilderness,
Of my secluded mountain home.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns
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