Sunday, August 21, 2011

The wonders in a single water drop

Droplet

Like a glass globe dangling
on the tip of a leaf

or a sparkling gem
on the lip of a purple orchid
that just tasted rain,

an ant or a bee looking into it
will discover their world within
miniaturized,

upside-down,

such fragility --
ever at the mercy of wind
and gravity

or a careless bird or beast;

a tremble or a shake
may cause it to fall
and break

if left alone, it evaporates.


(In part, inspired by my friend HVP's SoFoBoMo project "iDrops", a collection of photos taken using the iPhone.)


Submitted to The Poetry Pantry #63.

23 comments:

Brian Miller said...

our world is fragile for sure...as are each of us...love your nature touches in this...can see the drop of tasted rain...tasted is a great hit...your ending is kinda darned if we do or darned if we dont, so we might as well...

Ravenblack said...

Whatever we try to do, only delays the inevitable. I didn't construct it with that ending in mind, it's purely written out of observation. But I prefer such a beautiful thing evaporating although whether it drops or it evaporates, it really has the same end. I suppose we can only enjoy it at present. Thanks for reading and the feedback, Brian.

Heaven said...

Nice capture of that moment in nature, a water drop. so many possibilities it can lead to ~

Old Ollie said...

metaphoric subtlety...nicd

Deborah said...

'on the lip of a purple orchid that just tasted rain' ... exquisite!

Old Raven said...

This took me on a wonderful miniature trip!

Ravenblack said...

Heaven, Old Ollie, Deborah and Old Raven, thanks for reading and your comments. I'm glad you all liked it. :)

@Old Raven: It's late over here, I see that you have posted a new poem. I shall get to it on my tomorrow morning. :)

lkkolp said...

Beautiful... I especially like the first two stanzas.

~laurie

Cad said...

such fragility --
ever at the mercy of wind
and gravity

I often feel the same...LOL

liv2write2day said...

Just an exquisite, microscopic look at the world's beauty, Ravenblack. I love the poet who can see things like this in detail. Victoria

cindyeksuzian said...

Hi Ravenblack. Loved this beauty you've written. IT immediately brings to mind for me the act of transpiring and all the emergent creativity contained in this simple act that we don't normally perceive just with thought. You've captured this in a very beautiful poetic way!. Thanks for sharing. Cindy

Ravenblack said...

Ikkolp, Cad, Victoria and Cindy, thanks for your wonderful comments. :)

chromapoesy.com said...

This brought to mind intense memories of childhood dreams and evoked vistas of spiritual beauty. Thank you.

Ravenblack said...

Thanks Anna. Glad it gave you a pleasant recall. :)

dsnake1 said...

this is a gem of a poem. a refreshing and creative angle of looking at things. :)

Lorna Cahall said...

Love the shift to the ant's point of view. Really nice.
Lorna Cahall
http://www.lornacahall.blogspot.com

Ravenblack said...

dsnake and Lorna, thanks for the visit and feedback. :)

liv2write2day said...

Raven, this is so exquisite. I enjoyed the delicacy of the images you painted.

Ravenblack said...

Thanks, always delighted that you visit and comment, Victoria.

seabell said...

A fantastic poem for the fantastic world of small, simple things...

Ravenblack said...

Thank you, Seabell. :)

nadirafromkannur said...

That evanescent drop...much like our lives. This is beautifully expressed.

Ravenblack said...

Thanks Nadira. :)