"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Friday, March 6, 2015


Toril "Wisdom of the Seeds" 24 x 36

I am more weed
than adored blossom
nurtured by a pedigree
of established roots.

My dandelion heart
finds home in the windswept
possibility of unknown.

With eyes to the sky
and ear to earth I gather
wisdom from seeds that
find a path to bloom
whether planted in drought
or abundance of rain. 

©Susie Clevenger 2015


Kenn Merchant said...

I really enjoyed the inspiration that you obtained from this image, of which is a really neat illustration.

Gail said...

I gather wisdom...I really like that.

Thanks. I rolled all my favorite stories together with happy endings.

Outlawyer said...

Your strength is apparent here! Dandelion heart a good kind to have. k.

Susan said...

Very very happy for your existence, speaker of the poem (and the poet too).

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful, Susie. I feel this way, too.

Vandana Sharma said...

Beautifully woven:)

grapeling said...

really like this, Susie ~

Björn Rudberg said...

Love the concept of the dandelion heart is really nice. The short mid stanza really works like an anchor around the lyrics for me.

Kerry O'Connor said...

What an amazing manifesto!

Amrit Sinha said...

This flows beautifully ... loved the dandelion heart :-)

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Lovely poem and an interesting photo.

As long as we keep our eyes and ears open we will gather wisdom. Wonderful thoughts.

Best wishes

Other Mary said...

I love everything about this, Susie. In fact I wish I had written it. Perfecr with the picture.

Jennifer Wagner said...

Beautifully done, Susie. Love the strength in this.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "dandelion heart" and the "windswept possibility of the unknown".

Grandmother (Mary) said...

I identify with the dandelion heart and love that wisdom can be gathered from seeds no matter where they're planted.

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