Thursday, 21 August 2014

Patterns of Time

Let my brief glow

In the blackness of stasis

Create a ripple of light

 

Let my white root delve deep

Into the dark path

And send up a wave of life

 

All life is a moment’s pattern

Like flash of fireflies

Dancing in the night

 

 

Posted for Susie’s hosting Bits Of Inspiration ~ Spirit Nature @ Real Toads…I used a portion of the quote from Blackfoot: "What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.”

 

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Sharing it with d’Verse MTB where the prompt is Patterns of Life


 

33 comments:

  1. Beautiful Sumana.. delightful patterns. the last stanza was sublime.

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  2. Yes, the brief glow that is our life. So well expressed in this.

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  3. yes, let me be the light that ripples out...that touches the farthest shore...and it comes in contact with between...I like that hope...

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  4. These free verse stanzas explore the light - the energy that is life - those particles that travel so far and so fast - light and its transformations is the substance of the universe and we, humans, are with it, in it, made of it. Beautifully rendered here, recording it as patterns.

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  5. Sorry if too off topic..but the flower of what i remember on Victoria's site..is one that lives in my yard too..an amazing pattern of GOD is in it..that cannot be mistaken wherever Uni Verses go..
    But i have to wonder..technical speak per patterns i guess..some places have more or less evidence of GOD..
    There are more churches per square mile than any other locality in the US in my local area..at one point in Guinness record book..

    But there are more flowers..
    perhaps that any where in
    the world...

    Life is amazing..i hope you have beautiful flowers where you life..2..if not there.. i'm sure in you..:)

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  6. Beautiful uplifting final lines - may all of our little lights shine on - K

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  7. Sumana, your Light shines so brightly! I am glad my dance is simultaneous, at least partly. I will keep this poem for its radiance.

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  8. Lovely and heartwarming, thank you!

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  9. This is beautiful...Your light is peace...I find it every time I visit here. Thanks so much for being part of the challenge!

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  10. This is really lovely Sumana, natures patterns continuously amaze me.

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  11. ah...I like the idea of a 'moment's pattern'...brief, fleeting, but a pattern none the less

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  12. I like it Sumana, life is brief, our light is brief. 'Life cycle of the human.'

    Flitting around our parts of the earth, leaving trails of light where they have been. The tails dim, their leading edges grow, then a light goes out, new replaces.
    ..

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  13. Yes, all life is a moment's pattern indeed; and we must make the moment's pattern count!

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  14. You have used beautiful imagery throughout your poem, Sumana. My favorite stanzas are the first and last. Your poetry shines tonight.

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  15. Lovely writing--life is a brief beauty, all the more precious for it's momentary brilliance. Excellent!

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  16. Beautiful... love the last stanza

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  17. Lovely dance of fireflies...your poem shimmers with beauty!

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  18. Ironical poem for me. This white root of life is a death sentence to flora here. Lantana is classifed as a noxious weed in the Australian bush
    and there is a hefty fine if it is found growing on your property. It is very pretty and the butterflies are crazy about it, Almost impossible to get rid of once it is established unless you use poison chemicals ...We don't!.

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  19. Ah, beautiful--we are not often conscious of the fleeting aspects of it. k.

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  20. This is beautiful and serene, full of peace and hope :-)

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  21. This is lovely in its self-affirmation of peace. I believe that all goodness has that ripple effect and even the smallest energy can reach out and can bring about positivity. It's nice to think about...

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  22. lovely and light write... felt the pattern of motion

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  23. This gently reminds me of The Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi, one of my all-time favorites.

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  24. lovely words let my brief glow create a ripple of light..

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  25. Like a flash of fireflies ~ Beautiful imagery Sumana ~

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  26. Nicely combined on these concepts...I enjoy the visual of the collective moments captured in firefly light.

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  27. A delicately painted mental picture rises from this poem.

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  28. A fragile strength here, beautifully written.

    http://poeticallyinspiredsharonlee.wordpress.com/2014/08/23/infinite-patterns/

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