Why Does Anyone Meditate?

I meditate to listen.
Does the earth not hear?

I meditate to understand
Maple’s hues are constant with its roots

I meditate to center
Autumn is never out of season

I meditate to worship
Earth needs not be told to bow

Perhaps it does nothing else
So never is it gone for long

dVersepoets.com considers rhetoric question in poetry. From 6 random lines from Neruda’s poetry, the book of questions, choose one and write a poem of riposte, retort and rejoinder.
I chose “Do you know what the earth meditates on in Autumn?”

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on medium.com. My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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7 Responses to Why Does Anyone Meditate?

  1. marvellous meditations Mary – especially “I meditate to understand
    Maple’s hues are constant with its roots”

    thank you for joining in with the prompt

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  2. Great inspiration to give meditation a try!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Vivian Zems says:

    I love the repetition here. Meditation, indeed, does wonders for the soul. A lovely poem.


  4. I meditate to listen, understand, center, worship… all good reasons to be quiet and meditate


  5. kim881 says:

    I love your answer and the way the repetition emphasises the focus of the poem – meditation. My favourite lines are:
    ‘I meditate to understand
    Maple’s hues are constant with its roots’.


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