“A poem is the very image of life expressed in its eternal truth.”
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Survival and Renewal


After scorching fire,
green tendrils emerge from ash,
a new growth cycle.

Fire does not stop life.
What endures may be stronger.
First, it must survive.

After survival,
easing the path to thriving
becomes then the goal.


Muffie said...

Like the phoenix, those new shoots rise from the ashes. I haven't totally burned out yet, but maybe if I do, I can begin again. I love the idea of reincarnating ourselves.

Robert Parker said...

This is very Five-Element as my acupuncturist would discuss it... Water creates Wood, Wood creates Fire.

And life is... well, LIFE! And Life's "thing" is to live.

And, perhaps, even thrive. Ashes or not.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Muff, as a theoretical concept, I still believe in the phoenix phenomenon. Stark reality sometimes mightily tests that concept though.

Judy at Peace Be With You said...

Robert, truthfully, I would prefer it to thrive ... mostly. If life's thing is to live, though, is it a closed loop of thinking that fools us? Hmm. Just a thought.