Subject To Change

“Everything changes, nothing remains without change.” Buddha

.Bird Of A Feather

with 21 comments

Insight
is blinding
just as
silence
is deafening
and the stillness
within
is the soul
unearthing.

Am I
a potted plant
nurtured
as unique?

Or

Am I
just another tree
in a forest
– evergreen?

Advertisements

Written by *

February 3, 2009 at 11:08 am

21 Responses

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. weeds, we’re all weeds growing in a field πŸ™‚

    TheWhacksteR

    February 3, 2009 at 11:19 am

  2. we are weed we are weed
    we are weed indeed πŸ˜€

    The Unsilent

    February 3, 2009 at 12:00 pm

  3. is it then agreed
    that we are what we eat?

    Rise of the Fallen

    February 3, 2009 at 1:47 pm

  4. eat? rather, we are what we inhale πŸ˜€

    TheWhacksteR

    February 3, 2009 at 2:40 pm

  5. i know it may seem eerie
    but i do have to agree
    that we are what we eat
    and we are also what we breathe

    The Unsilent

    February 3, 2009 at 8:03 pm

  6. she likes it.
    and she thinks this fits closely to her “special subjunctive mood ”
    πŸ˜‰

    Cara

    February 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

  7. …damn vegetarians….

    πŸ˜›

    πŸ˜‰

    Jerry

    February 5, 2009 at 12:22 pm

  8. my dear jerry
    you dont seem very
    friendly to
    things in life that are
    downright merry.

    Yes, here’s the gun.

    TheWhacksteR

    February 5, 2009 at 12:44 pm

  9. my dear jerry
    you dont seem very
    friendly, to care
    of things in life that are
    downright merry.

    There. Now it’s complete.
    πŸ˜›

    Jerry

    February 5, 2009 at 2:53 pm

  10. ? Complete? Thats the most horrible grammar iv ever seen!

    TheWhacksteR

    February 5, 2009 at 7:35 pm

  11. sigh.
    disappointed am I
    for yet another time
    there are those who’ve missed the point

    Rise of the Fallen

    February 6, 2009 at 12:51 am

  12. There are those who do not seek the point for fear of getting the wrong one. πŸ˜›

    Jerry

    February 6, 2009 at 2:18 pm

  13. eh? πŸ˜€

    TheWhacksteR

    February 6, 2009 at 2:27 pm

  14. And it is fear that locks our cage.

    Rise of the Fallen

    February 6, 2009 at 6:18 pm

  15. Wow, very insightful.. food for thought.

    Makuluwo

    February 7, 2009 at 2:15 am

  16. Am I
    a potted plant
    nurtured
    as unique?

    that’s an amazing line. almost the poem in itself i think. πŸ™‚

    who else but me

    February 10, 2009 at 12:07 am

  17. you have been Invited Fallen/subject to Change….!
    May the good weed smoking gods be with us!!

    myprerogative

    February 12, 2009 at 3:45 pm

  18. the poem is smarter than it sounds (fortunately, and unfortunately).

    work on your syntax & ‘words’ a lil more and we’ve got a class act (just for instance, ‘Insight is blinding’ is flash hot line (both in meaning & sound), also due to being paired with ‘silence is deafening’ which follows it. but i wasnt feeling the remainder of that verse as much. nb: im talking from a purely taken-as-words point of view (hint: stillness, within, soul, unearthing–how many times have you heard those 4 words put together? maybe im been too harsh) and not meaning wise, in which they fulfil their duty fine.

    i guess what im trying to say here is, how great a poem is is always dictated by the (metal of the) vessel rather than the message/meaning it tries to carry through

    and that message here is on some sun tzu level shit (almost)

    Para One

    February 14, 2009 at 1:37 am

  19. btw i meant *lao*, rather than sun (tzu) there (obv)

    Para One

    February 14, 2009 at 1:50 am

  20. It’s quite simple… not too hard to decipher. Which is refreshing, compared to the poems floating about on kottu. Now those are stinker “vessels”… the writers try to hard to impress the reader with their vocabulary and lose the meaning of the poem while they’re at it.

    Btw, St. fallen, thanks for the link! πŸ™‚
    Tried it out and my guitar is all tuned and ready to be strummed!

    Cyanide

    February 24, 2009 at 6:10 am


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: