Spontaneous

I bloom in an instant.
The same way a seed might,
dropped to the ground by a fall breeze,
suckled by snow,
popping up in the spring.

My blaze is steady.
Little can persuade me
to stop dancing and leaping,
consuming and being consumed
by my heart’s delight.

I’m never sure which definition of me is best,
especially if
the goal is to pin me
onto a pie chart
or find my type
in a bowl of alphabet soup.

Rooted or jumping,
I find what is best for me.


This poem was inspired by A Dash of Sunny's Prompt Night Post

28 comments:

  1. Wow!! I love the daring & courageous attitude which this poem brings :D Especially adore these lines:

    Little can persuade me
    to stop dancing and leaping,
    consuming and being consumed
    by my heart’s delight.

    Beautifully expressed! Thank you so much for your kind participation Rommy :D

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. It's important to find and enjoy what is best for us. Far too often, we go with what others define as the best for us.

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    1. And then we wonder why we are unsatisfied

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  3. I like the imagery of "find[ing] my type / in a bowl of alphabet soup."

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    1. LOL, I thought it worked pretty well in here

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  4. "Rooted or jumping,
    I find what is best for me." I love all art that encourages the authentic self. Bravo!

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    1. Right, and the mood can be one thing or another as the situation calls for it

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  5. Wonderful to be able to find your rhythm dancing to your delight... and being rooted when you like.

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    1. I think being limited to one response would be quite tedious

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  6. We must try to do what makes us happy. A delightful poem :)

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    1. For this particular piece I was feeling decidedly so

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  8. Luv the realisation of self in the animated process of finding, knowing, being

    Much love...

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    1. People usually describe me as quite animated! LOL

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  9. Absolutely..why does everything need to be defined and labelled!

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  10. That pie chart ain't gonna cut it.

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    1. For a board meeting perhaps, but not for describing someone's internal landscape.

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  11. Yes, always do what is best for you! Beautiful!

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  12. That final stanza is a delight, Rommy. The entire poem is magnificent, in tone and imagery, but that last stanza winds the cake. Yum!

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