The Importance Of Dreaming

in Awakening Poetry2 months ago

After a full year—now a bit more—of putting up with this nonsense that the breath of my fellow humans is something I should feel profoundly fearful of (even my own, lest a speck of demon dust ride my breath and infect a granny in some nursing home somewhere), I was tasked to write a poem about the year.

In that year, I have been transformed, so there is much to say. Please do not mistake this very short poem for something that was frivolously produced. I have spent a month now trying to write it. I have worked on nothing else to publish on Hive for well over a week. The concept I wanted to express both drove me and eluded me.

Last night I dreamed this poem. It took very little from me to appear in words this morning. Writing this introduction is taking me far longer.

The only truth there is, is extremely simple. Everything else is decoration.

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Grub

no flaws need attention
no work needs be done
no teaching can better
the knowledge of sun
kissed skin sun
nourished body sun
knowing heart

nature’s roar resounds
in the pluck of a dandelion leaf
pick one with love and see for yourself

emerge, thou grub,
renewed

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This is my entry to @riverflows poetry contest. I believe the bit about nature's roar has already been published but I haven't found it yet.

Thank you so very much for connecting with me here. I feel the love.

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It is beautiful.

"nature’s roar resounds
in the pluck of a dandelion leaf"

I !LUV this beautiful analogy! It has the "universe on a pin head" kind of sentiment that I enjoy playing with... the idea of nature "roaring" in such a small instance: it dog-ears pages, and begs that we sit alone for a contemplative spell. Congrats on the well-deserved contest win, owasco! :)

I love this so much. You and I are alike in our turning to nature for meaning.

This one transports me straight to the earth I kneeled upon in my own search for meaning when the apparent apocalype hit. Dandelions on the tongue.

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