2 3 live&learn&rejoice: a poem

February 16, 2011

a poem

true confession: i'm not into poetry, never got it
BUT tis the year of learning so perhaps if i make an effort to read more poetry, i'll find some i like...so here goes from goethe...


once in the forest
i strolled content,
to look for nothing
my sole intent.

i saw a flower,
shaded and shy,
shining like starlight,
bright as an eye.

i went to pluck it;
gently it said:
must i be broken,
wilt and be dead?

then whole i dug it
out of the loam
and to my garden
carried it home,

there to replant it
where no wind blows.
more bright than ever
it blooms and grows.