03 February 2016

Spark

Spark

Hand of God reaching out to Adam who receives it
Detail of the Creation of Adam


In solitude we find
what more we are than roles we know.
An inner spark divine
informs the gifts nature bestowed.

What more could we desire
than be what we were meant to be?
So flowers know they’re plants
and open wide to feed the bee.


Inspired by Sumana's prompt

Poets United Midweek Motif ~ Identity



Copyright © 2016  Susan L. Chast



19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the last few lines.. a beautiful thought Susan! Though it is hard sometimes to know who we are and what we are really meant to be...so we persevere and trudge along as best we can...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love this - solitude caters to the mind, heart and to the soul in ways we can not imagine. It lets our creative juices flow free and discover who we are meant to be. Beautifully penned!


Lots of love,
Sanaa

Mary said...

Your poem is very freeing, Susan! The idea of being free to be who we were meant to be.....outside of someone else's predetermined roles...just to be the "ME" each of us was created to be! Whew!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love it! Every word, and especially the flowers opening wide to feed the bee.

Gillena Cox said...

purpose in life shapes our being

Have a good Wednesday

much love...

Old Egg said...

The bee works long to sustain the hive and doing so all plants survive.

Truedessa said...

We are meant to be who we are, that sounds so logical and wise.

Sumana Roy said...

"What more could we desire / than be what we were meant to be?"...exactly..though sometimes it needs courage to be that....love the example of the flower...

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wise reflections; beautiful analogy.

PT said...

Simply awesome poetry

flowers know they’re plants
and open wide to feed the bee.

true, knowing what we are and what for we are ...that is the true identity

rudraprayaga said...

Have we been plants or flowers, we could also do what they do.Lovely lines.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. I hope that you are doing good. :-)
-HA

Jae Rose said...

The deceptive simplicity and assured knowing in this poem speaks of having explored that solitude - appreciated it and understood and given it back to us

Myrna R. said...

Love this Susan. Indeed it is in solitude that we discover our true selves. Love the last lines.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

The bee doesn't try to be a bee, nor does the flower try to be a flower. Yet we humans often try to be what we are not. Why?

Hannah said...

Profound, and yet simple...love it, Susan.

rallentanda said...

I agree with this comment. Only in solitude can we find he answers.

moondustwriter said...

If only we could be flowers and bees - how simple life would be.
Beautiful inspiration, Susan

Intelliblog said...

Lovely poem, Susan! I like the idea of solitude allowing us to discover our true inner self and thus realise our full potential.