any picture comes to my mind,
i try to give it a body of words,
love to sit on other blooms,
for honey, color, fragrance........
Unfortunately it takes the whole life to arrive there! But we arrive, like the stem. Unlike the universe (I hope) we are mortal so we have to settle for only our portion of expansion before death. Brilliant. I believe we may be talking about the same phenomenon in our poems, though with very different comparisons. Yours expand me into a spiritual path. I think mine bring in the mundane and day to day.
it is wisdom that is often slow in coming...but the same cycles that govern nature, govern us...in death we find life...and
We must always look to enhance and expand ourselves...that really would be exploring ourselves and our place in the world...thoughtful and wise writing
Sumana, I like thinking about the idea that expansion is life and contraction is death. Thank you for that. We do have to keep growing outward in new directions...otherwise we stagnate or retreat; and what kind of life is that!
" Like the universe expandingWe venture out towards growthThrough bright, black and blurred pathsEach step assures us"-- Precisely!! Yet again a poem that leaves one much to mull over. Great writing as always Sumana!
I, too, love the expansion is life, contraction is death" idea. And the venturing out towards growth. That is the journey!
I am bit worried about that "Fiery pyre bed" I had better check my past! Joking aside this read so well and re-echoed our eternal question if we have been wise in our choices.
I admire the positive attitude towards exploring, whether the fruits be sweet or bitter ~ These lines will stay with me:That expansion is lifeContraction death
Very good poem. I like the flow of the lines.
Life is for living and as we all have free will...it is our choice !
Expansion is life and contraction in death...a nice imagery, in every way...even biologically ..great..:-)
Lots to learn and explore in our journey in life before the light is extinguished! Nicely Sumana!Hank
I love the correlation to all living beings - it is a striving- Life. So full of discovery so wrapped in failure - fulfillment is in both.Very intricate weaving these words!
The hidden lifeline in the seed, always teach us to be patience while exploring the world... Very nice poem :)
When contracted - we can't breath, we worry, we in fair. When expand - our hearts open to receive and give, the balance brings us the happiness, fulfillment. 'We venture out towards growth' ~ Yes! :)xx
so true Sumana..expanding is life indeed..beautiful write
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