The Beauty of Idleness

I chose an Erasure poem for the Exploration Challenge this week. In a way, it symbolizes leisure – being creative, but lazy to create, taking time in picking out the right words from a literary piece.


We get such a kick

in being conflicted


we lost leisure

no feeling for cultic celebration


no responsiveness to Eros

a flat Realist

no belief in immortality


What is normal is work

the working world

hand work

intellectual work

total work


idleness is spiritual nourishment

a curious connection

but we end up

fortifying ourselves

more zealous

digital retox.


Source article : Leisure-the Basis of Culture by Josef Pieper


Read other contributions at

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 28

Slow Thought Challenge 28


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