One Single Impression: Coccoon

Everything here
Begins as a loving embrace
Of itself.

Look around:
The skunk cabbage
The wild carrot
The daisy
The milk pod
The water lily

Also the Canada geese
Curled tight once in their shells
The butterflies
And the muskrat and beaver
Inside their warm mothers

You and I
We began that way,
Too.

The same is true
When we begin again:

A few steps
Perhaps flight
Perhaps a swim
Perhaps standing still--
Our faces in the sun
For as long as the sun
Will shine.

You love yourself,
You love the world.

It is the only way.

One Single Impression

Comments

  1. Good poem, Sandy :)

    the urge to be one with the world, while being oneself -- thats what drive us, i guess....and thats the only way,

    wishes,
    devika

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  2. "You love yourself,
    You love the world."

    This is exactly what Jesus says:"Love your neighbour as you love your self"... When I say that we have to love ourselves, people think I am crazy. But if you don't like yourself you cannot love your neighbours.
    This is a beautiful poem, Sandy!

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  3. I really like this poem Sandy. It makes me think of how often I have tried to retreat into that cocoon before I actuallly was fully released and able to love myself.

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  4. Marvelous words as always, Sandy, and ones we all need to hear -- repeatedly, as problems and hurts frequently cause us to forget. Have a lovely weekend!

    Sylvia

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  5. Pain may make everyday life miserable, but for the true poet it is the catalyst for beauty and truth. This is just one of several wonderful poems you've written in the past few weeks.

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  6. This is an absolute treasure Sandy. Beautifully expressed, I love what you've done with this prompt. Your writing is so evocative these days, even more so than usual. Another blessing...

    Hugs friend, G

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  7. Everything here
    Begins as a loving embrace
    Of itself. - very powerful impact to a conclusive facts of life!

    Great allegory!

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  8. Beautiful poem!! And so true...it does begin with an embrace of some fashion. Now if we could count on it ending that way...???!!! And if we could receive embraces throughout our lives...wow! That would be so cool!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  9. Really a beautiful poem, Sandy, full of serenity and optimism.

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  10. "You love yourself,
    You love the world."
    Beautiful poem! Thanks, Sandy.

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  11. I looked around..
    And look, what I found,
    A lovely poem With lovely words,
    That make a lovely sound,
    It's not just a sound,
    But a pleasant bait..
    That pulls me always...
    To your writing in faith...

    Awesome poem sandy!!


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  12. Wonderful, inspiring thoughts! Love the idea that beginning again is like the birth of new life!

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  13. Each day is a new beginning. And I agree those beginnings are similar to others in nature. The difference between our beginnings and those of flowers or animals? We have a choice. Peace. My best, Rob.

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  14. this is really wonderful, the kind of poem that can be read over and over again. I love the thoughts it inspires and the rhythm as well.

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  15. You have taken the concrete and created a spirituality out of it.

    crumbling walls

    Also don't forget to get aboard the Poetry Train on Monday mornings!

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  16. Thanks for a beautiful poem that ends with a great truth.

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  17. A very true message.

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  18. Our faces in the sun
    For as long as the sun
    Will shine.

    Wow! a beautiful depiction and a fantastic expression of love that!

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  19. Everything here
    Begins as a loving embrace
    Of itself.


    What a beautiful insight, what a beautiful poem. Thank you!

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  20. Some beautiful work here! Great post!

    -Weasel

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  21. Indeed it is the only way:)

    Very beautiful.

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  22. Love love love this concept!
    Entering into existence in a loving-self-embrace.
    How beautiful and perfect and simple and true.
    such a word, embrace :)

    I do this when I am moved to overwhelmingly appreciative feelings about things and people around me too...when I think I might burst with it all otherwise :D

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  23. Very nice Sandy!


    Like all other creatures, we evolved that way...have emerged from our own respective cocoons...:)

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  24. This poem is hauntingly and introspectively beautiful. I am finding the need to go into my cocoon now and again and hopefully get what I need while I am in there. Take care...

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  25. Very beautiful, Sandy. You never fail to make me think.. and nod.

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  26. What an insightful observation.

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  27. you so easily wrote what we all strive for all our life !!!

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  28. Yes, that is the only way.

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  29. A magical look at what we are and from whence we came! Love it!

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  30. beautiful as always!

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  31. To embrace each moment as new! What a gem this poem is and how truly inspiring!

    You have peeled away the layers to arrive at the very heart of what it means to be human.

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