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Writing Poetry 46

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    Writing Poetry 46 Every farmer knows that there are good seeds and bad seeds; ones that produce quick healthy crops and ones that are not fit yet for the
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      Writing Poetry 46

      Every farmer knows
      that there are good seeds and bad seeds;
      ones that produce quick healthy crops
      and ones that are not fit yet for the harvesting.

      When you have opened the seed
      of your poem and look upon it
      do not be dismayed that it has not flowered
      in the way you had expected.

      The idea of your life-poem
      was always the good seed.
      How you nurture it into expression
      may have been less than perfect.

      Yet see how the wild weed
      can grow in any fissure of hard ground.
      What is seen of it is unprepossessing.
      Yet its roots can, in time, break mountains apart.

      So it is with the way you speak your poems of life.
      You may think your good seed has gone to bad
      yet the Harvester of what you plant
      knows how to wait
      for the shell of even an unsound seed to fall away.

      Within that seed-form
      your planting of the idea
      has remained as the good heart of the seed.
      And from that idea the fruit
      of your next poetry is born.


      love

      eric

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      Copyright Eric Ashford April 2003.


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