Saturday, June 25, 2011

Everything that rises


Thirst, actual need
requires a certain
structure to satisfy,
and so the frond is
designed fan-like,
a collection system
to channel droplets,
to siphon moisture
like so much knowledge
to the central
nervous system,
a convergence
of hydrogenated wisdom.

This poem is submitted for One Shot Sunday hosted by One Stop Poetry. To see more poems based on the photograph and to read an interview with photographer Adam Romanowicz, please visit One Stop Poetry.

Photograph: Converging by Adam Romanowicz for One Stop Poetry. Used with permission.

Adam’s blog is here. Adam’s website is here.

22 comments:

Louise Gallagher said...

Nice. Very nice.

Valerie Kamikubo said...

I really enjoyed this one, Glynn.

dustus said...

Great train of thought stemming from structure and functional design. Tight, creative write that sets a nice parallel between human bio and plant life.

Steve Isaak said...

Solid lead-up, love the last two lines.

Kodjo Deynoo. said...

Very beautiful in deeded, nicely done

Brian Miller said...

nothing is random, even in our creation and nature that surrounds us...with purpose.

Jerry said...

ooooOOOOoooo nice transcending piece Glynn. If we wait long enough all creation points us to a designer. This is tight.

ayala said...

Beautiful !

elisasspot said...

I like the painting of your words in literal simplicity.

repressedsoul said...

Very much appreciated the methodical
Approach you took in breaking this poem down into it's photographic counterparts Glynn

Claudia said...

..a convergence
of hydrogenated wisdom....wow - love this glynn

Rajlakshmi said...

//hydrogenated wisdom.// woww I totally loved the term
beautiful write

C Rose said...

Glynn this is a great write, I enjoy the tempo'd way you carry us through the image. Wonderful ~ Rose

Megan Willome said...

"hydrogenated wisdom"

Yeah, I'll drink to that.

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your metaphor is most apt, and words written with a naturalist's eye.

Maureen said...

I think only you could have come up with "a convergence / of hydrogenated wisdom". Quite a memorable line.

undercaws said...

Lovely science type poem illuminating collection of water and wisdom. All the s sounds that run through the piece make it slosh wetness.
~brenda

Monika said...

Nice scientific take on the prompt, yet maintaining a layer of deep thoughts. Nice.

Henry Clemmons said...

The poetic nature channel. Love it! Great wrods too!

http://henryclemmonspoet.blogspot.com/2011/06/el-amor-nuevo-dia.html

Henry Clemmons said...

I even loved your words :)

Anna said...

Very creatively written-- the parallel between the structure of the fan-like plant and the human nervous system... suggesting a smart common design.

Quotes,Photos and a little Poetry said...

Wowzer, I wanted to read more than it was done. #great