Sunday, November 28, 2010

GREEN THUMB/ Poetry Potluck 12

Another week, another Poetry Potluck....this time it's Nature!!  Plants, Creatures..the Cosmos..what a choice...join in!!


It's clear to me
that I've got a green thumb.
Daybreak comes,
I'm eyeing a dry patch,

watching a drop of morning dew
swell and slip
into the seam
of a leaf
flat as paper,

not even enough
for a hummingbird to sip.

But there it is,
magnifying the distant sun
to focus a ray
that urges
some emergent bud
to make haste.

It might not have anything
to do with me at all,
but I think
that my seeing it

spreads the word
to the universe
that good work
is being done here!

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Anonymous said...

your poem is super cute or refreshing....
the green leaf image takes my breathe away.
masterful poetry.
Thanks for sharing...

Rinkly Rimes said...

Absolutely lovely. I have a 'brown thumb' but maybe my looking and appreciating does the trick!

joanna said...


Love the photo,and the poem, yes it seems 'good' works is also being produced here as well,


hedgewitch said...

Read both this one, your magpie and your last week's potluck--I don't know how I've missed your site, my only excuse is that Lyn is a very small word in all the long lists, and that's not much of one. First, congratulations on your miracle; it gives me hope. Next, the Wizardry poem really resonated with me, and contains several themes I'm often exploring myself. First stanza, one of the best I've read, no flaws, straight to the heart. This poem, about personifying a moment in time and nature, is also very well structured and well done, but more importantly, really says something important and personal about life. So glad I finally spotted your link.

Windsmoke. said...

Right before your very eyes nature is hard at work creating little miracles in the garden. Nicely done.

Shashidhar Sharma said...

Dear Lyn
Its so sweet.. I liked it.

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
Twitter: @VerseEveryDay

Anonymous said...

very positive!

Lyn said...

Hi Jingle-
Thanks for your weekly inspiration..that says it all!!

Lyn said...

Hi Rinkly Rimes-
Thank you..I do think that "loving" nature helps it along!!

Lyn said...

Hi joanny-
Thanks for the visit..and your comments..really appreciate it!

Lyn said...

Hi hedgewitch-
I'm really touched by your very kind is amazing that we are able to find so many kindred souls "out there"...meant to be!!Thanks for being there....

Lyn said...

Hi Windsmoke-
I guess I really see it this way..and thanks so much for being there too!!

Lyn said...

Hi Shashi-
Happy to hear from you..thanks!
Om Namah Shivaya...

Lyn said...

Hi fiveloaf-
Thanks for visiting..appreciate it!

Unknown said...

Great poem Lyn, especially the ending... "good work is being done here." Love it!

Giggles said...

Well done, lovely piece!

Anonymous said...

I like the idea of your seeing it making it so much more. Very creative!

Lyn said...

Hi Jane-
Thanks so much..I do believe that everything is part of the whole picture...

Lyn said...

Hi Giggles-
So nice of you to visit..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi jessicasjapes-
Thank you..we do send the message, I think!

Jinksy said...

to focus a ray
that urges
some emergent bud
to make haste.

I do like this idea...

Lyn said...

Hi Jinksy-
I'm so pleased that you like this..thank you!!

Reflections said...

Love the dew drop on the leaf, however tiny it may be, still life giving energy will flow from it.

Raph G. Neckmann said...

I love the verse about magnifying the distant sun! Beautiful!

Lyn said...

Hi Reflections-
I guess nothing is without energy! Thanks for visiting..

Lyn said...

Hi Raph-
So pleased to hear from you and thanks for your comment!

JamieDedes said...

Good work IS being done here in more than one way. Lovely poem. Perfect for theme. Thank you for pleasurable read.

RE: 86th - Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, between 5th and Fort Hamilton.

Joanny is a Brooklyn girl too - FYI.

Where in NYC are you from???? :-) Nosey blogger wants to know. You can email if you'd like.


Lyn said...

Hi Jamie-
Thanks for the rapid response and comment..
Da Bronx (no thonx)/Riverdale, where it all I'm on E. 87th, a block from the thoroughly overstuffed 86th..never have to leave the neighborhood..
Disney was right, it's a small world, after all..

Brian Miller said...

smiles. you know in the noticing we bring identity and specialness to many things...

Lyn said...

Hi Brian-
Sort of like quantum physics! Thanks so much for visiting..


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