Tuesday, June 26, 2012

THE GIFT



“For you,” she said
offering up her most prized
possession (herself) willingly
genuinely generous

In wonder and awe
her glorious gift was accepted
but time debrides, 
wonder wears,
awe erodes, 
glory gives over to want 
and need and 
greed
 
Like kudzu vine, they overcame her
overreaching, encroaching, choking
Virginia creepers, mile-a-minute
invasive, overrunning, overriding
grasping, greeding, 
never once conceding
(much less ruing) 
symbiosis might be their undoing



7 comments:

  1. An ekphrastic poem (poem inspired by a work of art), written in response to Poetic Bloomings PROMPT #61 - WHAT ON EARTH? (Photograph included above).

    Hope on over to Poetic Bloomings to read more ekphrastic poems, inspired by this picture:

    http://poeticbloomings.com/2012/06/24/what-on-earth-prompt-61/#comment-13286

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  2. I LOVE IT! What a perfect response. I haven't been getting my subscription of PSC--not sure what's happening. Guess I'll just have to set a reminder to pop over :-)

    Just finished one I think you'll enjoy;-)

    http://saravinas.blogspot.com/2012/06/cpo-chief-princess-officer.html

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    1. Thanks, Sara! Loved yours too! :-) Heard the same complaint from another friend -- not getting the updates. Don't know why... :-|

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    1. Ahhh... thanks, De, for the kind words!

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  4. So true...imagine how beautifully balanced this world could be...? You brought that image to words beautifully, Pamela!

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    1. Thanks, Hannah. I know that 'beautiful balance' is a dream we both share. <3

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