Bright Petals

      seeing a sunrise,
colour of magical light
   that time of day!


things come up
      in our garden.

things i've forgotten,
   planted in the fall.


i wonder if your god
      (and mine)

planted something
   in your (and my)
   poor human soul.

i wonder what he (she?)
      expects to grow or
      develop in the time
that you (and i) are given.


maybe we believe
      in the same god,

or maybe not.

      (i wonder,
   does this flower 
believe in the same 
      god that we do?)


   whatever our faith,
we must consider
      today may be 
   our last chance.

12 thoughts on “Bright Petals

  1. Dear, dear Murray, Now I enjoy your content and style, Just love Bright Petals. God is God, no matter what the approach: absolute, always the same no matter what the outward expressions.

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    1. Thank you arlenecorwin!

      I’m trying to say what I think. In the final analysis, it can’t hurt to be honest, as long as I’m not hurtful.

      I also think that our personal understanding of what God is changes nothing. of what God is. So, I don’t care what anyone’s personal mental image of God is: I think God loves us.

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    1. First came the title, then came reasoning, then summing up – the rhyme and meter genetically built in. I loved justifying the concept.

      Homage To All Things That Happen

      All according to some plan – New, alien – to keep things going, rescue man; The right, the wrong: it all belonging To some one humongous system Far beyond our comprehension.

      I have read There are a hundred million neurons in our head – These with millions of their own: One giant telephone, Small galaxies To please the laws Of effect’s Cause..

      Hard to take in, Come to the conclusion That all things that happen Are for something larger than You, me, the galaxy And on and on… One cannot help but gape in wonder. Homage To All Things That Happen 5.27.2021revised2.18.2022 Circling Round Everything, Reality, experience Arlene Nover

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      1. Thank you arlenecorwin!

        I find the discories that we are making to be highly entertaining. We are similarly entertained by a family toddler, and his discoveries. I sense a metaphor!

        Beautiful as our discoveries are, in their way, I am conscious that, in my 70s now, I am closer every day, to leaving this body behind me. And I want to be what I will want to be when that time comes.
        🙂

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  2. Modesty

    The modesty that I observe
    Takes many forms.
    Some open doors, some limit nerve.
    Moved to tears I see the most:
    The fairness and simplicity.
    The unpretentiousness, discreetness,
    Lack of drive for fame and name –
    Qualities of blamelessness.

    Though vanity doth never leave.
    Sins of pride and greed – stuff just like that –
    There in degrees.
    Existing modesty is blessed indeed,
    Its ‘yes’ side best side.

    As it is consistently, energy has contra-sides.
    I’ve seen great talents sit at home
    Content to play and stay at home
    When it or they could visit some,
    Take active, even silent part
    By influencing areas of unenlightened habit
    That impede so many.

    One can still be unassuming, sharing, giving,
    Boastless in one’s innermost,
    Yet much aware of inner weaknesses,
    Embrace, involve with modesty untouched.
    The subtle ego can’t let go –
    (can’t or won’t – it’s hard to know)
    A problem
    (for another poem).

    Forget your fears.
    Just think of theirs.
    Yelp your help,
    For In the final step,
    You will get cheers.
    Modesty 2.20.2022 Pure Nakedness,Vanities,Egos, Experience, Everything;II Arlene Nover Corwin

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