Thursday, September 25, 2014

Like the Unfolding of a Flower


a storm to move mountains by Brook Shaden click here



I am the daughter of Earth and Water,
And the nursling of the Sky;
I pass through the pores of the ocean and shores;
I change, but I cannot die....
~Percy Bysshe Shelley, "The Cloud"

Linking with dVerse for the Brook Shaden prompt and with Poetry Jam "clouds" prompt


Like the changes we face in life, clouds can represent the passions of the heart.  They can be soft to the eyes on a peaceful day, and then full of darkness and bolts of lightning in a thunderstorm.
Life is full of changes like the sky can be filled with clouds; each one unique and ever evolving into something more.



Clouds evolve like the unfolding of a flower
from a bud into a full bloom

and so do our hopes and passions in life
they spark within and then evolve into view
 
 like the vapors that make up the clouds
these hopes and cares we hold dear stay alive
 
this magnificent move from sea to air
is part of the growth of what makes us truly thrive.
 
 
 
 






20 comments:

  1. nice... i like that all our dreams and hopes start small and grow from there into sight - and some maybe even change the world - a bit at least - smiles

    you linked this to the wrong prompt - we're writing a form, invented by gay - so unfortunately have to remove your link - but i'm sure that if you comment on some that took the brooke shaden challenge they will comment back on your poems. and maybe you wanna try your hands on gay's form and write a poem for it...smiles

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    1. Thank you Claudia. I will go back to that post and read the posts linked. I always have a hard time making it there before the linky closes.

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  2. I admire the striving for growth and being alive ~ That quote by Shelley is a perfect reminder of our enduring spirit despite the changes of time ~ Thanks for participating with our Poetics Challenge ~ you can also link up when our OpenLinkNight opens this Saturday ~

    Grace

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    1. Thank you Grace I appreciate that. I have such a hard time linking up in time. :-)

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  3. "like the vapors that make up the clouds
    these hopes and cares we hold dear stay alive" - beautiful capture, an indelible line of poetry, really. So much that we hold dear in life is nebulous and ethereal and yet, that is life.

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  4. This is such a beautiful metaphor, Carrie!

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  5. Beautiful analogies of flowers, hopes, passions, care and growth....everything makes the poem such an enjoyable read Carrie....

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  6. Oh I like the way a cloud is like a flower.. very beautiful thoughts Carrie.. :-)

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  7. Thrive, yes, and absolutely necessary too...

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  8. This is a beautiful poem and such an amazing comparison. Clouds are so very fascinating to me :)

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  9. I really like the idea of clouds evolving like the opening of a flower. I never thought about it that way, but that is oh so very true. Always nice to see you in Poetry Jam, Carrie.

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  10. Beautiful poem, Carrie! I particularly like the last stanza.

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  11. Love the comparisons in this. Thanks for linking here at Poetry Jam.

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  12. Carrie,

    A most delightful and placid poem, which can be interpreted in many ways. It will appeal to readers on their individual journey...Nature and those clouds in life itself.

    Carrie, I am really pleased to have found this writing community; thus reconnecting with those I had previously shared words with!! Love your wonderful Blog layout..

    Eileen

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  13. Lovely write, Carrie. I enjoyed reading this very much and I particularly liked the image of clouds unfolding like flower buds.

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  14. Vapors that make up clouds - love this image of the wonder and mystery that surrounds us - Well done

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  15. 'Magnificent move from sea to air is part of the growth of what makes us truly thrive.' So true.... Lovely write,Carrie. Thank you for sharing. :)

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  16. I like the direction you went with this prompt, and how you made the clouds have personal reference instead of simply being a beautiful part of nature. The unfolding flower is a beautiful image.

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