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The Turtle
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By Rich Tassinari
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           The Turtle

Deliberate and steady slow,
Ascending up, descending down,
Or on flat-trodden paths, I go
More like a verb, although a noun.

Within, without, together one,
A microcosm in a shell
With macro world beneath the sun
All made in harmony to dwell.

To parts unknown in whole I roam
And find a simple-planned belief-
I’m always in my given home
As much a tree will house a leaf.

But when the season scatters leaves
Upon the ground to drift away,
This faithful turtle still believes
And lives for spring’s new-budding day.

Rich Tassinari 7/6/17

“The kingdom is inside of you and outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, you will realize you are the children of the living Father.” (#3, Gospel of Thomas)


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Submitted: Thursday, July 6, 2017

Last Updated: Friday, July 7, 2017

About the Poet
Husband, father, grandfather, and each title is my joy. As a youth, poetry was a means to express the inexpressable. I was attracted to (and still am) the beauty and brevity of verse. All flows out from God, and like a proper prayer, can flow back.


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