Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The Stillness Residing

Clare tagged me to write 8 random things about myself and I thought poetry was the best way of doing so. It was very fun to do and a it's pleasure to share. I was supposed to tag eight more fellows but most of them had already gotten tagged so I’ll leave it for another opportunity. Here goes the following.

Silence has a drive
To give my thoughts voice
Where details gain life
And texture is surfaced

I dwell on small things
The ones we take for granted
For being so simple
Are then found complex

A closer look I’ll give
To view the view with heart
And grasp the greater whole
Within the whole my part

Of function and of duty
Of feelings and of beauty
Of never letting go
And loving all I know

In smiling there’s a gift
To teach us about art
A precious loving gift
To words I choose omit

While sleeping on a branch
Extension of a dream
My roots have punctured earth
And earth has punctured me


This poem has also been posted on Monday Poetry. For more click here


Rhian / Crowwoman said...

oh wow! i love this poem! there are so many stanzas that strike right at the heart of me that it's hard to pick a favorite. The end though was powerful, symbolic and profound:
"While sleeping on a branch
Extension of a dream
My roots have punctured earth
And earth has punctured me"

so very very glad you joined the poetry train!!! i just wish everyone else had had a chance to catch this one. I'll see if i can't send some people flying over here.
thanks again for that beautiful poem!

Crafty Green Poet said...

very creative response to a tag!

Clare said...

Hi Gilson! This is so incredibly beautiful! I love how you did this tag -- very creative and filled with exquisite and shimmering sun rays. And the lines "my roots have punctured earth/ and earth has punctured me" and "of never letting go/ and loving all I know" really spoke to me about life and the precious interrelationship everything has. Awesome, Gilson!!

Dad and Mom. said...

We love to read your poems. And we do it not just through the eyes of a reader, but with hearts of parents. We love you son very much and we are so proud of you.

Gilson said...

Hi rhian / crowwoman! Thank you so very much! It’s a pleasure to join the poetry train and I’m very glad you liked the poem. I wrote this late at night when everything was very silent and I guess that helped it flow easier.

Hi crafty green poet! Thanks! An artistic flavor to self-expression, Clare did some beautiful haiku for the tag and that kind of gave me the idea for writing a poem about it too. Your comment is most very welcome!

Hi Clare! Thanks for tagging me, by the way. The word puncture has this intrinsically deep meaning that helped me describe the way I’ve been feeling about my surroundings lately. Thank you for your words, they are very inspiring!

HI Mom and Dad! Your comment was definitely the most surprising! Thank you so much for your support and your kindness. I an also very proud to be your son!