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Blazing Trails
« on: August 29, 2020, 09:01:12 am »
One spark in darkness,
Creation ignites!
Exploding forth
from single cells
into endless diversity.

Once,
Humanity huddled round
my protective light.
Entwined communities
still employ me
in their sacred rites.

Awareness kindles
uncoiling from within
like a snake on
the first day of Spring.
Illumination flickers
down the long passage of history,
and passions consume
within my ardent ring.

I might spread my arms
and hold back the fearful night;
Cook your meals,
inspire,
forge souls and swords,
offer warmth,
protection and comfort.
Or, roaring in savage delight
devour all you hold dear,
charred remains to the horizon;
devastate, cauterize and incite.

Children,
which of my examples
will you choose to heed?
Creation or destruction?
Illumination,
or mindless consumption?
Generosity or greed?




For those new to the game, each poem is inspired by a Teacher found in Nature; a star, stone, animal, plant etc that holds lessons of Wisdom for us. Can you guess who is singing today?

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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2020, 09:04:58 am »
One spark in darkness,
Creation ignites!
[...]

I might spread my arms
and hold back the fearful night;
Cook your meals,
inspire,
forge souls and swords,
offer warmth,
protection and comfort.
Or, roaring in savage delight
devour all you hold dear,
charred remains to the horizon;
devastate, cauterize and incite.

Children,
which of my examples
will you choose to heed?
Creation or destruction?
Illumination,
or mindless consumption?
Generosity or greed?


I'll make an "elemental" guess...

Spoiler:  
Fire!
--------Eric H. Bowen
Where's the KABOOM? There was supposed to have been an Earth-shattering KABOOM!
Computers are like air conditioning. They become useless when you open Windows—Linus Torvalds.

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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2020, 10:52:12 am »
“Radiate boundless love towards the entire world — above, below, and across — unhindered, without ill will, without enmity.” – The Buddha
(From the Metta Sutta)

My Portrait of Perpetual Perplexity blog

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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2020, 02:44:13 pm »
I'll make an "elemental" guess...

Spoiler:  
Fire!


Seconded

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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2020, 02:48:02 pm »
I'll make an "elemental" guess...

Spoiler:  
Fire!


Same guess from me - and this is a beautiful poem!
"We're all stories, in the end. Make it a good one, eh?"
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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2020, 08:45:09 pm »
I'll make an "elemental" guess...


Indubitably, Ms. Bowen
Wishing you laughter

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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2020, 10:13:31 pm »
Indubitably, Ms. Bowen

I'm hoping that was an inadvertent typo....

Edit To Add: My bad; I had never checked your profile. My apologies, Ms. Entwife. I do enjoy your postings.
« Last Edit: August 29, 2020, 10:18:06 pm by ehbowen »
--------Eric H. Bowen
Where's the KABOOM? There was supposed to have been an Earth-shattering KABOOM!
Computers are like air conditioning. They become useless when you open Windows—Linus Torvalds.

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Re: Blazing Trails
« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2020, 10:51:30 pm »
I'm hoping that was an inadvertent typo....

Edit To Add: My bad; I had never checked your profile. My apologies, Ms. Entwife. I do enjoy your postings.

LOL Congrats on passing the Watson test ;) I knew you would pick up the clue  ;D NO offense taken, or meant by the way. Also, love your latest word crafting, and look forward to more!
Wishing you laughter

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