Thursday, August 09, 2018

Poetry Friday




New Again

The world is layered.
Just when you think you understand
a split appears
a layer pulls back
is shrugged off
and the world is new again.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2018



Molly has this week's Poetry Friday Roundup at Nix the Comfort Zone.


19 comments:

  1. I hope...I hope...I hope a new world is waiting for us, too! Great little poem, Mary Lee!

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  2. I know I'm gonna get me some of that new again!

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  3. Mary Lee, there is inspiration and hope in this little nugget of poetry.

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  4. Rebirth right before autumn–I'm ready for "a layer that pulls back," beautiful–I like your seed pod image too, thanks Mary Lee!

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    1. Actually, it's an empty black swallowtail chrysalis, but seeds work for the metaphor, too!

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    2. It does look like a chrysalis, what fun!

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  5. Yes, it is layered, and I love when it sheds some of its old skin and offers us hope again. Gorgeous little poem.

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  6. Oooooh. I think I need to be shedding me some skin! :D

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  7. Simple words hold a huge truth...arranged in a beautiful way. Thank you. What a lovely poem to read early in the morning.

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  8. Your poem offers a welcome ray of hope. Thanks for offering a positive perspective!

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  9. So true Mary Lee. Perfect sentiment for fall or spring. Love that image, too! -- Christie @ https://wonderingandwondering.wordpress.com/

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  10. Your poem speaks the truth!

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  11. What a lovely, hopeful thought!

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  12. Such a hopeful poem! I hope we are currently in the process of shedding some layers to reveal the world new again.

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  13. This is so simple, yet so profound. Beautiful!

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  14. Mary Lee, I am smiling really big at the thought that I gave you a mentor text! :-)

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  15. So true. This poem achieves the epiphany. Well done.

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  16. Lovely. And "shrugged" is a terrific word choice!

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