Thursday, April 16, 2009

mortal thoughts


this mausoleum built of pristine stone
I don't need it to shroud my rotting bone

nor do I wish for pyramids as a shrine
which too will crumble to dust with time

spread me on the earth, let me scatter away
let me grow under your feet night and day

soil thrives forever, so does the sky
those so called unliving truly never die

"why then our mortal body wishes for eternity?"



Picture Courtsey: Ashish Gorde of Eureka Express

17 comments:

throwshiswords said...

I agree with you, maybe it comes from growing up on a farm. A good poem for the image too.

watermaid said...

I like the sentiment in this poem. have you read 'Sophie's World' by justin Gaarder? We are stardust.

Water Children

Rajlakshmi said...

beautifully penned... We want to live but never grow old... we strive for materialistic things all our lives ,knowing that nothing is forever...

SweetTalkingGuy.. said...

Beautifully beautiful! and you ask the leading question too!

James said...

Love it. Reminds me of Whitman - "Look for me under your boot soles".

anthonynorth said...

An important point. Too many live in half a world - the material.

Bill said...

Mount Auburn*
teenagers laughing
by somebody's tomb

*First landscaped cemetery in the USA; resting place of many famous Americans, including the poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Robert Creeley.

Lorraine said...

Wow You hit right on target...how amazingly written...

Tumblewords: said...

This piece is particularly well done, poignant, valid and searching.

Linda Jacobs said...

"spread me on the earth, let me scatter away
let me grow under your feet night and day"

I love this stanza! It's what I want to happen to me!

Whitesnake said...

interesting thoughts

sage said...

Nice! I'll take a pine box! :)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

interesting question...

LadyGarfield said...

me too... loved the "spread me on the earth, let me scatter away" part very much. good one.

"soil leaves on forever".. shouldn't the 'leaves' be 'lives' though.

polona said...

i love this and agree wholeheartedly

Beloved Dreamer said...

Tami what a beautiful poem. To become one with what God has made. Not a bad way to go. Well done my friend.


love-bd

Janice Thomson said...

I agree too Guatami - what a beautiful and profound write.