Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday Poetry Post

Andi has abdicated Sundays so I'm taking them over. Here are a couple of pictures and a poem.


Unfolding Bud

One is amazed
By a water-lily bud
With each passing day,
Taking a richer color
And new dimensions
One is not amazed,
At a first glance,
By a poem,
Which is as tight-closed
As a tiny bud.
Yet one is surprised
To see the poem
Gradually unfolding,
Revealing its rich inner self
As one reads it
And over again.

-- Naoshi Koriyama


  1. Yeah, Jim the Poet Man.

    Like it. I'm not an overly sophisticated reader of poetry.
    I prefer simple which is often not so simple in reality.

    Just had a big wave of thunderboomers pass by so up at my usual four. Bah. Hope everyone gets a little sun and warmth today.

    Relaxing Sunday to All.

  2. Morning Lisa. Jim is really good at picking poetry, isn't he.

    Hope the weather settles down so you can get a nap in.

  3. Very nice selection, Jim. Perfect for a quiet Sunday morning.

    :::Still adjusting to the idea of a 2-F blog:::


  4. Hi Lisa M and CG,

    Simple is probably what you'll get in my poetry selection.

    Andi, thanks.

  5. Hey, what a nice surprise! Just as I was resigning myself to no new post today. Thanks, Jim!

    Simple is good. While I like my books long, I like my poetry short. Seems I can wrap my brain around the shorter ones easier. Love this one!

    Sorry about the early storm, Lisa - I saw that Texas was getting walloped. Sunny and hot here, as usual.

    Enjoy your Sunday, everyone!

  6. Happy that I could make you happy so easily, Beth.

  7. Some days it doesn't take much, Jim! :-) I'll take happy whenever and wherever I can get it. You get the prize today.

  8. What a beautiful post Jim.

    I'm excited that we'll get to see some of your work too.


  9. Woo-hoo! A bonus post with bonus pix and poem! Thanks, Jimf! Great selections.

    Thanks for the tip re: source for the astronomy pix, Andif. I'm not able to see much in the night skies with all the light pollution here in the city. I am always amazed at the beauty of the night sky when I get out into the country.

    ANOTHER sunny day here! Hope to get outside to enjoy a little of it while doing Sunday get ready for the work week chores. I need to find time to go shopping for a graduation present for my nephew before next Sunday. I have no idea what he'll want/need as he's heading straight to grad school. Cash is always handy tho impersonal.

    Stay safe, Lisa! Between storms and flu, sounds like a little too much excitement in TX (at least for wimpy me, lol).

    Spring, I love you! Sun, color, warmer days, what's not to love.

    Have a great Sunday.

  10. Yay Jim! Like the poem. Hope we get one often on Sundays. Unlike the others, I'm not picky. Simple. Challenging. Short. Long. Doesn't matter. I just like to read new poems.

    We had a beautiful day yesterday, somewhat unexpectedly, but the clouds are rolling in. I'm off to celebrate Mother's Day a week early because my Chicago sister is in town this weekend.

    Have a great day everyone.

  11. Thanks, olivia, bono, & maryb. I hope I can find at least one poem and a picture for it each week.

    The weather forecast on Friday made it sound like the weekend was going to be a washout. Yesterday was nice and today is beautiful so far. I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

  12. Hi JimF. Lovely photos and equally lovely peom. Thank you for sharing.

    What a lovely development this is... getting to hear from both of you.

  13. Jim, I've never seen this lovely, poetic, sensitive side of you. :-P

  14. Coneflower, glad you enjoyed the photos and the poem.

    Laura, underneath this gruff elementary school teacher exterior beats the heart of an elementary school teacher.

  15. Hi Jim,
    Very nice poem you selected.
    I like the moebius photo.
    Have a nice week

  16. Good morning, Knucklehead. Since there are only 5 weeks to go in the school year, the weeks are getting better and better. :-)