Wednesday, January 21, 2015

DMC: "What Does a Seed Know?" by Loree Griffin Burns


What does a seed know?
     I do not fear the ice and snow.
     I trust the urge to rest and stow.
     In the dead of winter, life only slows.

What does a seed know?
     The day will come again to sow.
     With earth and sun and rain I’ll grow
     and everything I need, I know.

© 2015 Loree Griffin Burns. All rights reserved.

Joyce Sidman has challenged us to write a "Deeper Wisdom" poem this month. What's a Deeper Wisdom poem, you ask? Click HERE for details.

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  1. "...and everything I need, I know." <-- Sums it up brilliantly. Aussie songwriter Paul Kelly writes, "From little things, big things grow." Thank you for this big wisdom from such a little seed, Loree.

  2. I absolutely love the second stanza, especially the lines you highlighted, Michelle--"everything I need, I know."

  3. Love that the seed replied in first person--and yes, that wonderful final line.

  4. Your kind comments have made this nervous not-quite poet very happy. Thank you Michelle, Liz, and Buffy!

    Loree Burns

  5. Just found this, how wonderful to use the seed's voice. Love " I trust the urge to rest and stow."

  6. Loree, I love this! Esp. last line.