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“I lean and loaf at my ease,
observing a spear of summer grass.”

                                  The Song of Myself – Walt Whitman

 

A single blade born of earth’s spirit

Twirling between my fingertips

This is where it starts and ends

 From tickles of green on toddler toes

To cartwheels and dandelion chins

Miniature bayonets protected

By ecology, infected by technology

I lean towards loafing and lounging

Near lily pad ponds in summer

Bedazzled by dragonflies

Counting blessings and dewdrops on

A single blade born of earth’s spirit

 

 

Walt is behind the bar at dVerse Poets Pub and we are celebrating the summer solstice. He asked us to write a poem inspired by another poet’s work that is related to summer.

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14 responses »

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WELL-PICTURED—BOTH WAYS!!!!

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  2. BE-LEAF ME….THIS IS GOOD!!!!

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  3. A single blade of grass evokes such a poem! Incredible and well crafted, Mish!

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  4. The Poetic BLOOMINGS moment was from my other blog.

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  5. This is wonderful, a contemplate moment thinking of that single leaf of grass.

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  6. Just perfect! A most famous single blade of grass..:)

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  7. This is such a delight…I loved Whitman’s quote and am so glad to see what you did with it.

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  8. this just made me sigh with delight!

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  9. …counting blessings and dew drops…. absolutely lovely! Did you ever take a blade of thicker grass, hold it in both hands kind of cupping it between your thumbs, and blow into it? Makes a high pitch sound as I recall. My mother always warned me not to do that because you had no idea if a dog had been there….unlike the tell tale yellow snow! 🙂 Ah….thanks for the memory of summers past.

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  10. Beautiful piece, Mish! I love that you repeated the first stanza at the end. 🙂

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