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
Unfolding
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
Again
And over again.

-- Naoshi Koriyama

16 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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

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

    :)

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  4. Hi Lisa M and CG,

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

    Andi, thanks.

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  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!

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

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  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.

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  8. What a beautiful post Jim.

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

    :)

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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

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  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.

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

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

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