Sunday, September 14, 2008

One Single Impression: Seeds


This week's prompt for One Single Impression was "seeds." I've had a hard time this week. I'm afraid these offerings are more political than poetic. Sometimes I can make politics poetic but this week I think I'm just too pissed off and too afraid for my country to feel very poetic about things, so I apologize.












26 comments:

Sue said...

In utter agreement with your political poem - so much at stake.
Also I love the fact that you used the verb "seeds" instead of just the noun in the second poem.

Deborah Godin said...

These are all terrific! Your mix of poetry and politics is very compelling.
Did you ever see the Obama commercial spot that was a take-off on the anti-drug spot? In case not, it had two young people, one holds up an egg and says, This is your brain, and the second one says, This is your brain on hope, and holds up a baby chick. I thought that was one of the best messages.

anthonynorth said...

Some deep feeling in these. Excellent and meaningful.

Carletta said...

Always deep and profound Raven - you always make us think and you do it well.
I totally love the last one!

teric said...

Each one is wonderful, thought-provoking and some are too true!

susan said...

Raven,

We are on the same page. Poetry can be political and if you're not feeling poetic, that's fine by me. Your message is bullseye.

Thanks for reading and commenting at BES. By the way, I attended worship this morning and there was political talk. Quakers don't apologize for being political. lol

Regina Clare Jane said...

I loved the last one- I was just listening to a story on NPR this morning about the Yellowstone fires and how only fire will release the seeds of the lodgepole pines... I love coincidence!

zoya gautam said...

..liked all of them_and think_is poverty a religion in the third world_one toils to sow the seeds _another eats the fruit..many thanks for sharing this..

barbs.haiku said...

I love the second haiku! Teaching children to learn to love is the best hope for their future.

Pam said...

I hadn't thought of the ramifications of corporations owning the seed genetics. This world gets scarier by the minute.

Dr.John said...

It is sad to see your righteousness making you so bitter. You seem in general to be such a nice person.
Be careful of all those who pat you on the back. They reinforce the bitterness. It tears one apart.

Michelle O'Neil said...

I liked the last one. Reminds us we don't always know the big picture. Sigh.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Raven, I just checked out your profile and see you are from Hancock. I'm from Binghamton (Endicott)! Small world!

peppylady said...

I'm not very poetic. People tells me there nothing to it.
Ok maybe for them that true.

I have the ones i like.

Coffee is on.

SandyCarlson said...

I would say that destruction leads to life in nature but not in politics! These are great, Raven.

SMM said...

Hey raven...I'm around but just been too caught up with a thousand things in work and home. Sorry will be back this week for sure. No plans on my being absent from Wordzzle for three weeks in a row :)

me ann my camera said...

Love your political stuff! Magnificent. The desire to learn; to build and maintain the fire of curiosity is so necessary. All your lines are thought provoking! All wonderful.
ann

Lenore said...

Thanks for the one about Monsanto and the 'seeds' they sow, to the most vunerable people.

The last one reminds me of being in the redwood forest in California and learning that they can only be born through fire.

Good job all 'round. :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I wish all citizens thought about the situation as deeply as you do.

Unfortunately, we have a similar situation in Canada.

fourwindshaiga said...

You always give us so much to ponder on, Raven. Please keep it up.

The seed control is scary, so much for being our brother's keeper.

San said...

Brilliant. We need leadership that grows from the seeds of compassion and wisdom.

susan said...

Have you posted a poem, short shorty, essay or some visual art that just didn't get the love you'd hoped? We share our work and hope others enjoy it. Online, comments let us know our work has been read and appreciated.

To celebrate older posts that got zero or few comments, leave a link at Little Lovin’ Mondays, hosted by Susan at Black-eyed Susan’s. And to show even greater appreciation for your fellow bloggers, how about commenting to a new piece while you there.

tumblewords said...

Right on! You're very well informed which brings seeds for a better world.

Aki Nominal said...

The last picture really struck a chord. We are reminded how something so small could escalate into something much bigger that could, ultimately, destroy us.

Great take on the prompt. I love the pictures! :)

Quiet Paths said...

I love the way you write haiku and poems as if shining light into a black hole.

Bird Colibri said...

Lovely. I particularly enjoy the one about patenting seeds. I'm an Natural Resources major and we've covered crop related resources several times. It always makes me shudder!