Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Anemochory



We learn in defining fire.
Carbon remains grow
Brains in curriculum
Derived in lives sprung
From seas, plains,
Trees --speed to escape
Velocities --wind, engines,
Sails, rockets-- tusks and
Tails dropped to the ground.
After which, sudden 
Silence, an absent 
Sound of startled
Birds, replaces words. 

12 comments:

  1. I like the path of this. It makes me think that even in the carbon star stuff of which we are stitched is a desire to soar even into a place of silence, which I take as peace. The tails and tusks dropping the ground reminds me of our expiration, but a mere phase.

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    1. Thanks, Tom. I too have long wondered at the universal mystery of combustion --in stars and in the slower, measured process of metabolism. The universe does not dispose of a mystery, so it's probably in our best interest to remain one.

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  2. I must confess I read your work and I have to sit back and digest it slowly. Sometimes your words will be rattling around in my mind when I lay down to sleep. You have a strange power, my friend! never quit writing......

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    1. Thanks for your kind and encouraging comment! Writing is an old habit that I'm unlikely to quit. You keep writing too.

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  3. I know that you meant to show life beginnings but I have to admit that this poem scares me a bit. I have no idea why.

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    1. Emma, I wrote the 1st version of this poem 16 years ago and have tinkered with it because it had the same effect on me. Still does.

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  4. I too have to consider your words very carefully and try and dissect them to find their true meaning.
    In this poem the meaning is hidden very deeply.

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    1. Thanks for reading my poem, Mimsie. I tried to use wind-dispersal of seeds as metaphor for life spreading through the universe --which is effectively more bottomless than deep.

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  5. I generally have to work to follow your thoughts, too, Geo. But it is always worth it. How did you develop such a breadth of knowledge and vocabulary? If such a thing can be answered in a blog reply ...

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    1. I don't know. I've always liked ideas and words. One remembers things that are fun. Thanks!

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  6. Te dejo mi blog de poesia por si quTe dejo mi blog de poesia por si quieres criticar gracias.
    Me gusta mucho el tuyo.
    http://anna-historias.blogspot.com.es.

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    1. Gracias ANNA, y la bienvenida. Me alegro de que le guste mi blog. Voy a visitar su blog pronto.

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