EAST WIND AND WEST

Boldness grabs a comet
at midday.

Humility coddles
her own mother’s lullaby.

Boldness strikes a fire
in the heart of a drum.

Humility extends rootlets
under glimmering snow.

Boldness flings kernels
into an early spring twister.

Humility brings morning
coolness to ripening wheat.

Boldness slaps the face of a rainbow.
Humility baits the fishing line.

Boldness flashes yellow and red.
Humility glows blue and green.

Both inhale the white ether.
Both exhale the house.

poem copyright 2015 by Jnana Hodson

~*~

Mountain 1

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2 thoughts on “EAST WIND AND WEST

  1. I enjoyed the contrasts in this poem and the nuances of the two positions. It is powerful in drawing the images of difference between boldness and humility. I am sure there are other messages in this poem but I would need to read it many times before deciphering and appreciating them. A skillful piece of work.

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