Friday, March 1, 2013

Treasure Trove Thursday - Part 2 - On Friday :)

For dVerse (Form for All: On Midwinter, Magic Realism, and a Trireme Sonnet) and for Theme Thursday - Wonder



The Eye of heaven
The eye of heaven, it looks down at us
Through the arches nature created
Wonder what it really sees? And why?

Does it think the earth reduced to a muss?
Does it feel, maybe, a tad deflated?
Or does hope lie somewhere within the eye?

Hope it sees and appreciates us thus –
Love us and to look at us, feel blessed
With each glance, heave a peaceful heartfelt sigh.

The heavenly eye, hope feels elated
Sees an infant born, all else - negated.


An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ''UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?''
'UBUNTU' in the Xhosa culture means: "I am because we are"

The above story and the photo below are both courtesy of Catalyzing Change.

For dVerse (Form for All: On Midwinter, Magic Realism, and a Trireme Sonnet) and for Theme Thursday - Wonder and the photograph used also towards Alphabe Thursday's letter O

UBUNTU
Little feet, they go pitter, they go patter
Under the tree is a yummy sweet treat
Who here wants to race up there? asks he.

Hand in hand in hand, all run together
Everyone was there first, no one to beat
Their mouths full, faces like masks that are happy.

He wonders why. Asks, “Would not one rather
win first place? Would that not be cool, be neat
To have all those treats oneself? You agree?”

“UBUNTU - I am because we are, sir.
To be happy together, we prefer”

9 comments:

  1. nice...double up! the eye is really cool...and i like that you find hope there...ubuntu is very cool as well...no one needs be first...i am because we are...very cool...nicely done to form....

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  2. In "The eye of heaven" I like how the sonnet moves from questions to answered optimism. The world continues in hope with the birth of a child. Very nice.

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  3. A treasure of poetry here, with not one but two trireme sonnets! I admire the way you take off on the image in the first sonnet, with its turn of hope in the final stanza... and the second sonnet is a well-wrought retelling of the Ubuntu parable. Well done!

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  4. Two wonderful offerings. Really beautiful painting with words.

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  5. does hope lie somewhere within the eye - Great line that captures the heart of the image. I liked the form and i admire your use of words. Beautiful

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  6. "I am because we are..." If only we in the so-called developed world could learn to live that way.

    Really enjoyed both your trireme sonnets.

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  7. We are blessed with two wonderful poems and I love the picture of the eye, it even has an eyebrow, really cool.

    I would definitely hope that we are looked upon with hope that we are always trying to become better and trying to treat each other better. Yes, it would be hard to be happy if everyone around you is sad. Just as it is hard to be sad if everyone around you is happy. Laughter is contagious.

    Thanks for sharing two such poems of wonder with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. May your weekend be filled with lots of laughter, happiness, and wonder of all that is around you.

    God bless.

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  8. I love this philosophy. And your poetry is outrageously wonderful!

    Great pictures!

    Great post!

    Thank you for linking.

    A+++++++++++++

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