Saturday, 21 February 2015

There's A Lot To Be Learnt From Nature

babbacombe bay sea cliffs
Babbacombe Bay (2012)
I.

do you ever think
that maybe the sun
gets sick 

of smiling 
down at strangers
in an audience 

that
never 
even
bothers 
to look 
up?

and yet still, each morning
the spectacle continues to rise

shining, singing
to deaf ears
blind minds— 

silent applause.

II.

i feel the wind's breath
creeping up my spine
and can't help but wonder

if maybe the only reason
he whistles is to be heard.

maybe 
the wind is just as lonely
as the next passer-by 

he tries to hug
but gets lost in translation:

soft skin kisses
transform into blows

this power
he cannot control—

he calls it 
love.

but others only ever see 
destruction.

and maybe now they 
both mean the same thing anyway.



III.


perhaps trees 
only sway
as an attempt 

to unchain themselves
from the roots that 
shackle them to the ground

confined by the soil 
that anchors them 
to a cage

they're convinced 
is called 

"home."

they say
every tree
has a story to be told:

the squirrel
who hollowed out its heart

and made a life out of
the rotting rings inside;

dead voices
carved into peeling skin

arms outstretched
only ever greeted by air

and the occasional bird 
that comes to sit
on a broken-boned bridge 
that once led to somewhere. 

it's true.

every tree 
does have a story 
to be told

and if a tree falls in a forest
and someone is around to hear it
there's no doubt it makes a sound

but the real question

is would anyone
be listening
anyway?


IV.


i think
in a way

humans 
can be a lot like nature too.

4 comments:

  1. this is beautiful x

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  2. This is amazing!!

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