Sunday, March 25, 2012

Johnny Appleseed


Busy day!!  No time to write today, so I am resurrecting a previously published piece.  

This one "fits the bill", as the subject has come up several times this week -- about how difficult it is to take a piece you've written and "send it off into the world" (whether online or in print form).  It feels a bit like letting a child go off on their own -- or planting a seed -- never knowing where it might end up.  Hope you enjoy... and pass it on!   

 

 JOHNNY APPLESEED  
 (Originally published on Everyday Poets  - June 11, 2009)

Slice open a vein.
Let the words flow out,
unchecked, uncensored.
Bleed until you run dry, then

gather the gems
like precious seeds, and
toss them into the wind,

never knowing
where they may
take root
and grow.

PSC/2009


8 comments:

  1. This is so beautiful... our poems are like that, aren't they? I often pray mine will take root somewhere.

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    1. Thank you, Laurie! Rest assured -- whether we know it or not -- they do take root... somewhere! :-)

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  2. In the spirit of poem-a-day, this is perfectly penned my friend! Great poem, Pamela!

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  3. Thank you Hannah! :-) Seems like the PAD is coming up fast & furious and I am looking forward to it with anticipation and... trepidation! :-]

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  4. Love this...the idea of bleeding gems, and gathering them like seeds, only to let them go again. Gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you, De! So glad you stopped by & enjoyed! :-)

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  5. This is rich and alive with potential!! Beautiful poem and picture to pair, Pam!! :)

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    1. Awww... thanks, Hannah! (You are yet another "time-traveler", as you enjoyed this poem when it was originally posted 2 years ago! Welcome back!) :-)

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