Poetry about life

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And in the end
all we think
all we know
all we dream
and all we hope,
these are all just
shadows in the wind,
reflected sunlights’ dance,
moments gone forever,
gone like dreams
when daylight comes,
while clouds slowly stream
across the sky
and rain slides down
the window.

There’s nothing
to hang on to in this life,
we leave everything behind,
all we thought we knew,
all we felt, all we said,
everyone we loved,
all gone like wispy cloud
fading into sky,
echoes disappearing
in the breeze,
whispers in the wind.

But in this endless streaming tide

Poetry about meaning

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While we have life
and moments to feel the sun
and wind on our face,
we also have time to find
some meaning in being human.

Time to know
the beauty in life
is in all the tiny moments,
those moments
when we’re listening to rain
fall gently on the window
as the wind sighs
through nearby trees,
while clouds slowly stream
across the sky
and there’s only the cry of birds
in the soft, early morning light.

Moments when the wind and sky
weave through our being,
and our heart knows
their endless space and freedom,
helping us know…


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When all thought dissolves
like shadows fading into misty air,
our conscious heart flows
with the larger flow
in our one shared heart,
while all awareness seems joined,
connected, woven,
helping us realize
we’re the Universe
inside a human being
and all life breathes
with one breath.

And while every moment of our life
is woven into who we become,
the infinite conscious silence
gazes through us,
helping us return
to living in sync
with everything that is.

And as our heart dissolves
into the silence,
it flows into the space between the stars,
and we become a wave in the endless…

With the universe

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We’re children of the Universe,
woven from consciousness
and starlight,
and inside all of us
the sky of inspiration
is a silent song of our heart,
and the voice of intuition
emerges from universal
conscious space,
inspiring us to live in sync
with the Universe.

And like a cosmic flower
unfolding inside all of us
it’s awakening to itself,
revealing a universal truth
in the silence of our heart,
that every human life
has meaning and worth.

Like sound vibrations
forming patterns
of symmetry and beauty
in the surface of water,
or music becoming visible
as transient structures of light,
something inexpressible
throughout the…

Poetry about the universe and us

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Here and now,
as the moments pass,
consciousness in the Universe
is experiencing life with human eyes.

And it’s always there inside us,
bringing the unwritten language of the stars
to the spacious conscious silence
of our inner sky.

Reminding us we’re cosmic,
bringing us moments when we know
we’re living as the Universe
inside a human being.

Moments when a conscious silence
lifts our heart,
dissolving all separate self,
joining us into the stars and each other.

Moments when we know
the infinite silence gazing through us
that can never be written,
only known in the moment.

We don’t…

Poetry about the universe and us

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When we’re born,
consciousness across the Universe
becomes a human being.

It’s the light we share,
the conscious space we find
when our thoughts dissolve,
and it’s there inside us,
a constant presence
through the endless change,
as all the moments of our life
leave only memories
like echoes in the wind.

And somehow,
all the fragile beauty
of the passing moments,
like reflections
in the mirror of our heart,
are a spacious consciousness
as large as the Universe,
knowing what it is
to be human.

A conscious starlight
inside ourselves,
helping us find peace,
as clouds stream
across the sky
and the shadow of leaves
slide across a sunlit wall.

Paul Mulliner 2021

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Poetry about the universe

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The sudden, transient beauty
of wispy cloud
blown into ever-changing patterns
by the wind,
might sometimes remind us
of the fleeting
of all the moments of our life,
while through the constant change,
the enduring presence
of something silent
that words can never say
like starlight
in our heart.

Prior to all thought,
a silent resonance
in universal conscious space,
it’s the unspoken
cosmic poetry
inside all of us,
helping us hear intuition
and steer our life,
inspiring us to live in sync
with everything that is.

We’re born into a cosmic process,
woven from starlight,
living life
while consciousness…

Poetry about the universe

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The unseen
and universal
reveals itself to us
as the fleeting beauty of a flower
and the shape of a leaf.

And as moments pass,
the endless stream
of transient impressions
sliding through our life
hides something always there
inside us,
something constant
and unchanging,
a conscious silence
or spacious awareness
that joins all life,
the hidden poetry
of the stars.

And when we hear
this inner silence
and let it weave
into our heart,
we know we’re cosmic,
all woven in each other,
participants in the unfolding
of the Universe,
and all of life becomes
a journey filled with meaning…

Poetry about life

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Fleeting moments of awareness
slide and flow
like shadows in a dream,
as clouds slowly stream
across the sky
and it’s another day.

Life’s a river flowing through us,
and we are the river
and the flow,
as the flow becomes moments of experience
and memories of yesterday,
and now is the same moment
inside all of us everywhere.

And sudden intuitions
bring the cosmic into the everyday
dissolving us
into a conscious space
that has no boundaries,
an inner sky perhaps
across the Universe
that sees life
through all of us.

The inward light
that love and dreams are…

Paul Mulliner

Writer and digital artist. On Medium: articles and poetry exploring consciousness as an intrinsic attribute of the Universe.

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