Tuesday, October 02, 2007

chain of being---Writers Island

asks us to write about "The Journey"

ubiquitous pip of that apple
shaken to the core
righted itself

tiny in size
ever so gifted
it knew what was expected of it

voyage from earth to fruition
had been arduous
so very tiring

no way it had
deterred him from
his pre-ordained chain of being

it awaited yet again for its turn
to be germinated into
excursion of life

holing into soil
half woken up dreams
culminated into a tree of stature

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33 comments:

Lea said...

beautiful... my favorite line... "it awaited yet again for its turn
to be germinated into
excursion of life"

Marja said...

You put the miracle of nature into words. Well done

Rambler said...

"
no way it had
deterred him from
his pre-ordained chain of being
"

I really don't see, just a fruit, in the line .. such powerful words.

AnnieElf said...

After several reads, I can actually see the tree growing. Well done.

ana said...

It is beautifully written..has a definitve beginning and a definite end, and what more, it has a definite middle which most poems lack...well done indeed!

Jo said...

I like the first two stanzas very much...and love the quirky way you went with the prompt!

Pip said...

Lovely. Even a seed has its journey!

Whitesnake said...

I am amazed by your writing again

Don Iannone said...

A very nice one, Gautami. To the core...

UL said...

Your link is an amazing discovery Gautami, and so much talent, thanks to Writer's island, I will be sure to stop-by and take a peek during my blogging sessions.

Rose Dewy Knickers said...

Hi Gautami,

I smell an apple pie with this poem. Yet another chain. :)

Rose

xo

mks said...

I so admire those who can write poetry - I think it is a talent muchmore skilled than writing another genre. You did it fantasticaly here. Kudos

Robin said...

The chain of life as viewed by a tiny apple pip. How wonderful and whimsical.

paisley said...

mother natures own,,, "johnny appleseed"!!!!!

KaiBlueCreations said...

What a beautiful haunting vision you've created in prose, I love the birth and rebirth..
It's lovely.
Peace, Kai

Hedwyg said...

Mmmmmmm! Lovely work this week!

Peace,
Hedwyg

paris parfait said...

What a fabulous take on the prompt, Guatami! A wonderful description of the chain of nature.

tumblewords said...

great prompt response - metaphorical, too

Christine said...

A refreshing perspective - life's tiny beginnings.

Beloved Dreamer said...

It just gets better and better. Your words-sharp and direct-lead us to the answer. Wonderful my friend.

love-bd

pepektheassassin said...

Ditto to what everyone else has already said! Good work!

Jessica said...

Lovely and creative approach to the prompt. I'm really enjoying your free verse.

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

An interesting journey, well done.

Herb Urban said...

Another amazing poem. I am off to raid my fridge and fulfill an apple's destiny.

sister AE said...

A "voyage from earth to fruition" indeed. I like the way you described the struggle - it wasn't easy, that voyage.

floots said...

when we gotta grow we gotta grow :)
enjoyed as always
thank you

Fenny said...

From a little seed to a tree of stature ... an arduous journey indeed

Brian said...

I miss you already. :(

tinker said...

I enjoyed reading of the little seed's journey, growing up into a 'tree of stature.' If only we all knew 'what was expected'of us, as well as that little seed did. Great take on the prompt!

polona said...

oh i love this one... so much potential and determination in a tiny seed

Writer on Board said...

Love that. The little seed that could. Nice.

Rob Kistner said...

This was great! The entire cycle of life from the perspective of a seed... wonderful! ;)

pia said...

I'm not a poet though I so wish I could be. Yours are always beautiful.