Ataraxia

Ataraxia

 

Ah !

Peace

Peace apart from all the other wishings

For it

And other dreams

For the world

To be set

Within its balm

 

Peace

Would be known

If she were not so denied

By those who cannot spell out

Her sanctuary

Or rest from her a single syllable

For themselves

 

Peace

Apart from all the other wishing

Would be

To sit without words

Listening to the voice of the world

Next to her

Peace indeed

Found in unflinching eyes

And open hearts

 

Ah !

Peace

Apart from all the other worldly wishings

And other dreams

For the hearts of humans

To be set within

Its balm

 

Would be an eternal day

Of loving

Made whole by joining hands

Would span continents and oceans

But separate every grain of sand

To be held up in their glory

 

Peace indeed never to leave

But rest evermore by her side

And think on even the slightest thing

Of making her smile

What peace more

Could I ask for

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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