Sunday, July 15, 2012

planted ruminations

with all humility
the plant defied gravity
sprouting upside down
from a crack in the roof
when a plant relishes a spray of water
on its leaves
it sheds the dry feeling
it does claim a calmness
a plant can feel chained to ground
standing at one place
for a long long time
death being a trigger for another place
from that upside down position
it swells with pride
no one will grittle it
a fate deserved only for grounded plants

maybe someday,
it might be sooner than later
it will watch action-laden plant flicks
when it might say rain rain go away


25 comments:

daphnepurpus said...

I like this a lot! Good use of the Wordle words and nice thoughts on the plant.

joanne said...

so glad no foot will 'grittle' that plant...so well-written...

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I salute this hardy plant and your wonder-filled description of its tenacity!

Gardener Grittle

Elizabeth said...

Love how your plant comes alive and its tenacity. A lot like some people.

Elizabeth

Jack said...

Gautami,

Out of the ordinary does progress well.

Take care

Poet Laundry said...

...really like the opening of this piece...

annell said...

hmmm...upside down plant, how often I have felt that upside down feeling! I liked your write....

When Words Escape said...

I love the opening line!

Jules said...

I see plants twist in unique ways to catch the sun...There is an old wives tale that when a tree turns it's leaves over rain is on the way...better to absorb the moisture than to let it drip slickly away.
Nice to give the plant a say!

I'm here:
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Marianne said...

I love this! I have marveled at the tenacity of certain plants in their quest to follow the sun.

margo said...

I love the italicised stanza [it is a stanza, yes?]. The image of the plant watching movies, upside down, is hilarious and gives the plant a whole other layer of personality.

Tumblewords: said...

action laden plant flicks. Amazing! Nice read!

Sara McNulty said...

The plant worked so well for this prompt. Well done.

miskmask said...

Nicely done wordle. I think you've written about some of my weeds!


~Misky
http://miskmask.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/burn/

Brian Miller said...

the story of the plant is actually really cool...i like overcomers...even if they are plants...

Victoria said...

I read this as a metaphorical reflection...liked it a lot, Gautami.

Susan said...

Ha! Here are the joys of taking the unexpected path and trying to live in unpopulated places--or at least on the ceilings from which one can watch others of our kind live their lives.
I had never heard of "grittling" before, and love how it adds here to the need to unchain and escape and find the possible future.

Eric (Bubba) Alder said...

I'm reminded of a line from Jurassic Park - "Life finds a way."

Sreeja said...

Loved the image here... life has its ways.

vivinfrance said...

Nice to come upon a wordle midweek.

keiths ramblings said...

I like your plant!

Paige + Shauna said...

plants are resilant. and i'm inlove with this goofy life-loving
plant of yours.
embracing life and laughing in
its face as you flourish.

SandyCarlson said...

We are a little late getting the prompts together for the rest of the summer, but your prompt "niche" is up tomorrow, Sunday. Thank you for your support of OSI.

kaykuala said...

It's such a hardy plant. Nice use of the wordle words. Great verse Gautami!

Hank

Carmi Levy said...

I love how plants always manage to find a way to thrive even in the harshest of environments. I've often called it "life, defiant", and this wonderful poem exemplifies that feeling perfectly.

So good to see you again!