Seedling

                                                              illustration credit: vanilla puddle

 

Plant these words.
I do not know what will
grow, but I love this fertile
ground, and I am
ready for new roots.

Raise this phrase
until it blooms full,
looms on silent stem
hemmed in soil, breeze
and gilded gathered trees.

Steep these syllables
in sunshine, sea and song
and perhaps someday
we’ll finally sow what we
wished for, all along.

.

Advertisement
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

13 Responses to Seedling

  1. whimsygizmo says:

    Prompted by Walt and Marie Elena over at Poetic Bloomings (Happy 1-year Anniversary, my beautiful bloomin’ friends):
    http://poeticbloomings.com/2012/04/29/returning-to-the-soil-prompt-53/

    And I am officially in love with this super creative chick’s artwork:
    http://vanillapuddle.livejournal.com/

    Trying to find more of her stuff, find out if it’s for sale…but her last post on the live journal is 2008. A project for May. I WILL hunt her down! 😉

  2. sorrygnat says:

    your words leave a soft wind around my heart

  3. Laurie Kolp says:

    I see a poetry chapbook in your future, De…

  4. rosemary mint says:

    Oh, I totally dig these lines:

    “I am ready for new roots”

    “and perhaps someday
    we’ll finally sow what we
    wished for, all along”

  5. “but I love this fertile
    ground, and I am
    ready for new roots.”

    De, this poem is magic!!! I agree, with Laurie and I’m rooting (hehehe) for you, BIG time!!!

  6. Misky says:

    Chapbook, chapbook, chapbook …. we want a chapbook …. (saving pennies)

  7. LOVE this piece, De! And you’re right — the illustration works beautifully with it! But… it’s amazing all by itself. (…also waiting in line for that book.) 🙂

Use your words.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.