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Thank you for visiting Moments of Zen.  My goal here is quite simple: to share poetry, essays, photos, and thoughts about nature, the universe, spirituality, Zen, and life.

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Empty Field of Fall

Empty Field of Fall


“We speak of nature, of the natural world, as if that were something distinct from ourselves and the social world we appear to have made, seldom noticing that we are in nature and never out of it…” – John Haines, “Fables and Distances”


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70 comments

  1. Hi William, I wanted to thank you for the follow!
    My blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Your is quite a blog! Keep up the good work.
    Anna

  2. Thank you for “Liking” the post “Where Spirits Flow”. Musicians Of Our World. on my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com.
    On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we truly appreciate your enjoyment. We hope you continue to join us on our journeys.  

    Best Regards,
    Harold

  3. Thank you for discovering my photography blog http://www.throughharoldslens.com. You gave me the opportunity to discover, explore and follow your blog. Hope we both enjoy our journeys. On behalf of the Through Harold’s Lens Creative Team, my trusty sidekick Mr. SLR Nikon, his brother Mr. Pen Pal and myself, we wish you the best. Harold

        1. Thank you. I will post about getting the award. I’m glad you said that about the “rules”. Sometimes it can be a lot of work, and I would nominate the same people over and over. 🙂

  4. Wonderful endeavors… I wish you the best of luck with all of them and continued success with your writing. I look forward to crossing paths again on our respective journeys.

  5. Hi Mr William Ricci,

    It seems that I am the first to comment here in the new year, and so let me wish you Happy New Year, a new dawn and an even better beginning in 2013, with happiness and good contacts within a world in less turmoil and more hope and prosperity.

    I am very new to your writing, nature and photography blogs, and I would like to introduce myself here to congratulate you on your sizable and diverse oeuvres, and your attention to fine detail and important issues.

    1. I appreciate the visit and your kind words. A Happy New Year to you also. I hope you stay awhile and look around, and enjoy the new stuff I have planned – a lot more writing and photographs, trying to showcase the good, the energy, and the connection between everyone and everything.

  6. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for the follow! In just the small amount of browsing I’ve done so far I can see that you have a really great place here, and I look forward to exploring around a bit more. 🙂

    1. Definitely they are with a positive outlook and realizing they are part of the journey/path. They can serve to put you on a different path, or as a message to help truly appreciate what you have/where you are.

    1. Thank you much for visiting here and the follow. I am happy to experience the subjects and topics of your writing. They mirror a lot of my recent work, and I look forward to reading more.

  7. Hi! Nice name! Glad you found and liked my site. There’s a lot of good stuff here on yours…I’ve just scratched the surface, I can tell. It’s always a glorious thing when someone allows their gift to move through them…thank you for doing so, and for sharing that vibration with the rest of us. Light and Love to you – Julianna

    1. Another Ricci, welcome! I appreciate your visiting and wading through my ramblings. While on the surface some of the work may not seem positive or come from the source, either within or beyond, at their core they are about life, the real, gritty day to day struggle, and how to get through.

      1. Ahhh – it’s all from the Source though, right? That’s the key…rolling with it, knowing it’s forward motion and a gift, and not judging it. Soooo not always easy to do, but when we pull away, look at it from a higher angle, then it expands into Blessing. But I hear you…it’s not always easy to pull focus like that, so in the meantime, art around the grit is a beautiful thing for artist and for recipient. Keep letting it flow!

        1. I live in the shadows, the dark, the void, the Nothing. Yes, the energy does flow form the source, where we are born, and where are energy returns auntie such time that we choose to return, or flow back in time, or into a future self.

  8. Hey there,

    You’ve got good poems here. Well done! I had a joyful ride in your blog. Now I kindly invite you visit mine! 🙂

    Have a wonderful day, my friend! 🙂

    Subhan Zein

      1. Hi William,

        Unfortunately, no. Not yet. Hopefully one day. 🙂 I’m working on another project though. This time in English. 🙂

        Thank you for following my blog. I hope you have a joyful ride in each of your visits. Have a wonderful weekend! 🙂

        Subhan Zein

  9. Thank you for the follow. All your write-ups under the category ‘Nature’ are lovely. Good to know that ‘A Visit’ was selected for publication. Good luck with your writing career.

    1. Thank you for the kind comments. They are much appreciated. Nature is the essence of everything, it follows us everywhere, waiting for us to take heed and write about her.

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