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The Still.

Aug 9, 2013 Tara 1 Poetry


“I loved the quiet places in Kyoto, the places that held the world within a windless moment. Inside the temples, Nature held her breath. All longing was put to sleep in the stillness, and all was distilled into a clean simplicity.” ~ Pico Iyer

The Still  by Tara Lemieux

somewhere in the ‘middle morning’
before the first light of day
and the last of the evening’s mist

and in between the rushed cars
procession, but just before
the brilliant roast tempts me to wake..

there comes so welcome
this quiet hush, the world is at ease
asleep and nestled deep within

the still.

I find my peace.. my first breath, deep,
touch my cheek.. stirs me to wake..
surrounds me,
with it’s soothing embrace..

the still.

and in that hour between
sleep, so quick to fall, and the last
few moments sifting through these thoughts of day…

i find you here, my dear…
again, in this moment,
and always…


I believe in kindness, compassion and a simpler way of living.

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Tara Lemieux is a mindful wanderer, and faithful stargazer. Although she often appears to be listening with great care, rest assured she is most certainly‘forever lost in thought. She is an ardent explorer and lover of finding things previously undiscovered or at the very least mostly not-uncovered. Just like a butterfly, she is ready to spread her newly painted wings and fly to wherever the universe may carry her. But most, and best of all - Tara is a writer, always in search of a faithful ear. If after all of this, you still wish to seek Tara out, you can find her rambling on at www.taralemieux.com blogging happily at Mindful Musings, or blissfully connecting on her personal Facebook Page. Whichever path you may choose, Tara will greet you warmly and always with much happiness.


I believe in kindness, compassion and a simpler way of living.

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