In Solitaire ~a poem by Linda Willows

In solitaire, I walk this morn,
with none but light’s soft hue adorn.
Within this path that finds my soul,
I pray Gods’ keeping, life found whole.
For in taking of all things;
such swift removal times can bring…

I root myself upon one Bright
and hold Thy stance with all my might…
In solitaire the Soul is known
begotten, loved and never Lone.

© 2012 Linda Willows

photograph by Kupanova

26 thoughts on “In Solitaire ~a poem by Linda Willows

  1. A Solitaire this amazing Poem…i feel every sense of each word dear Linda and hoping as you Loved and never Lone forever,


  2. The photograph is awe-inspiring, and I love your gentle energy in this poem that has such beauty. Sometimes I can’t comment on your poems because they leave me speechless. Hope that you keep spreading those seeds of love and beauty through your writing. 🙂


  3. begotten is such a rare word, yet what better way to describe the true self, the one the ego fears the most, the one true guide we search forever and find in our hand …. lovely Linda – gfs


  4. A beautifully written gem! It’s is a lovely place to be in faith…where you know, no matter what you are never alone and that His grace is sufficent for us! My spirit was touched by your love for Him!


  5. So loved this one Linda… it is true… in solitaire, surrounded by nature ~ Divine Love…rooted in the earth — never alone. I have experienced this and your poem is such a lovely depicting of this union. This path you speak of is a blessing ~ Much Love to you dear one ~ R ~ ps: what a spectacular image!


  6. Words to treasure .. So elegently put and so comforting … I wish I could reach this point in your path, solitare is still loneliness to me … “the swift removal times can bring” … What a painful yet soothing words … Beautiful


  7. You have really gone to an important line in this poem…”the swift removal times can bring”…is the essential nature of mortal life, always changing…one cannot grasp, nor hold any worldly thing too tightly, nor condition, nor desire… often does Life turn swiftly in its course, do “things…possessions of the mind, heart or existence find their own release or from burden find a way to excavate themselves of a natural course….still all motions…changes as energy flowing and finding itself drawn to Its Source. We too, shed, and whether in delight, bliss or temporary distress find freedom in the path of opening to the Oneness of the Eternal Self, Unchanging and in Loves Presence with the Sacred Creator…never Alone.


  8. You captured the essence of our being… for in solitaire, we awake and find the Light, as the Light seeks after us.. and as your words say so beautifully… “in solitaire the Soul is known begotten, loved and never Lone”.


  9. “solitaire” means lonely, recluse, loner in French… “un solitaire” means also a diamond, like your poem… 🙂 Our soul is never alone…


      1. My pleasure, Linda… French is my 3rd language, after English(my favourite one!) and Romanian(my mother-tongue). I lived in the US for 5 years and I’ve been to DC twice…
        Small world, indeed! 🙂 My very best, now and always…


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