The only thing certain is nothing is certain. We most certainly did not anticipate that our return from the beach would be followed by Walt’s need to step away from his garden post. I am not entirely certain he will be able to read and choose a Bloom this week. Peek through the garden gates from time-to-time today to see if a second Bloom is displayed. One thing is certain: If he can, he certainly will.
MARIE ELENA’S BEAUTIFUL BLOOM OF CHOICE
Confession: I almost overlooked the one that ended up being my Bloom of choice – Something from Nothing, by Ellen Knight. Ellen, this little poem of yours is jam-packed with wisdom, expressed so subtly that it is nearly missed. Your form intrigues me, including the interaction and order of the final words of each stanza: “nothing,” “anything,” “something,” and “everything.” In fact, a title change to Everything from Nothing would hold the same meaning, while keeping with the direction your poem follows. Just a thought. I’d love to see this in a publication for children. Sheer excellence, Ellen.
Something From Nothing (by Ellen Knight, aka elishevasmom )From the start I am small, really nothing at all But am also unique, one-of-a kind, so to speak. For without me (I am told) the little space that I hold would simply just fold up to nothing. There are people who find that I’m not of their kind And that I’ll “have to pay” if I continue this way And for those who don’t know, there is no way I can show them anything. I have joy deep inside I don’t purposely hide, and for those who can see, know it’s a big part of me. But there are others who look at the outside of the book and don’t know that the pages hold something. Night and day do I yearn that from all I should learn. And the course of events builds up lots of suspense. And the more that I grow, the less that I know. For you see, I am small, really nothing at all. And that’s everything.
WALT’S FINAL BLOOM
Simply and succinctly, this poem by one of my favorite poets and people, states what this life is all about. A Lifetime of Improv by Paula Wanken,
A LIFETIME OF IMPROV by Paula Wanken
Why do we
bother to make plans?
Things change, or
appear from out of nowhere…
we just improvise.
Congratulations to Ellen Knight and Paula Wanken