ReSourceful Seeds

Evening sky3

It’s quintessence, all aglow,

its motif, with ardor shared

in dreams and hope and spirit,

it suffers souls to care.

It’s a source from which a breeze

    breathes some fragile, fertile seeds

protects them in their furrow

fulfills their inner needs.

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This source which warms in winter

flows ‘neath frozen ground;  below

              it soothes seeds that would despair,

              cold, suppressed, they dare not grow.

Thus source with will pervasive,

calms, consoles such shiv’ring grains

 with subtle, soft persuasion

 sighs,

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“Seeds shall germ and reign:

To savor sun in springtime

and to sate the senses of

the hearts so starved for substance—

the hungry and unloved.”

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And chilled seeds

(oft, hard convinced

that this source could guide them through

the doubt that clouds reliance on faith)

in courage, aspire anew:

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Blind, struggling slowly upward,

they will break the ground, not fall.

In time they’ll change the season

and rise with the source that calls.

(photos courtesy of Joann Pensabene)

4 thoughts on “ReSourceful Seeds

  1. So much vitality in this poem Joann, and the photographs add a lot of depth. You inspire me to think about adding images to my own poems.

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  2. I’ve been experimenting with different forms of word and photo imagery lately. I’ve always liked this poem but it’s one of those that I could never really find a home for. This morning I got up at four and rummaged through old pics just to see if I had anything that fit the words or the concept. And this is what happened. I’m so glad you like it, Sarah.

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  3. words fail me — this is such a special poem. There is so much depth to this poem that I am still re-reading it and each time I get more pleasure and insight. When I came upon “the hungry and unloved” I actually shivered. I had never read your poetry before this (and the previous offering) and I am blown away. You truly have a gift and I thank you so much for sharing these poems that you could never really find a home for — their home is in this blog and in our hearts. Hopefully, some day they will be published so that others can enjoy them as well.

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