Sometimes the simple "study of" or -ology of a natural phenomenon is all a poet needs. Look closely at any of the quiet going-ons of nature and suddenly the parallels to the human experience abound. Look for it here:
Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath
Melittology by S.M.(M).L.
Busy: scramble across stamen and pistil
legs covered in color to carry
home hums with happiness
hexagons hold sweet sustenance
and generations infinite.
Just wait patiently knowing it will come.
Life cycles on in its unstoppable rhythm
sometimes unbearable, others, harmonious,
always on: a hum, a buzz,
a dizzying pace for fragile wings
that bear much more than they
should and yet they do, they will.
Even when it seems beyond: carry on,
a universe is at work making the
Impossible perfectly plausible.
There's a poet in my soul; she's always been there, but is often neglected. I'm letting her out here. I hope you will too. Here's some unsolicited advice: When your poet speaks to you, just let it out, there's something there, I promise you. Here you'll find ideas about how to hone your craft as I practice mine and lead you to some of my favorite published poems and poets.
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