Sunday, March 1, 2009

One Single Impression -- Circles

Cycles of nature,
cycles of life,
beginning to end,
beginning again,
renewal, rebirth.

Rhythm of life,
breathing it in,
breathing it out,
oxygen to carbon,
feeding the grass.

Make the link,
draw the connection,
giving in measure
as you received,
sharing the wisdom
sharing the wealth.

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Graphic is a diagram I created for SOC 260 Population, Resources and Change in 1999.

Celebrate the one year anniversary of One Single Impression and enjoy other poems on the theme "circles."


Deborah Godin said...

I love how you expressed it - breathing the rhythm!

SandyCarlson said...

I think giving as we receive is the secret to creating a circle. Balance creates itself when we do this.

Quiet Paths said...

This piece has a wonderful rhythm to it Sue, and a beautiful wisdom. If we all could embrace the simplicity of this circle....

Beth P. said...

Dear Sue--
It is so much all about exchange--thanks for illustrating that so beautifully!

And to think that humans in our era think that exchange is about money for goods and services! Phew, no wonder we're in for such a rough go...

Thanks, Sue!

kitehorse said...

you may like John Tyndall's Victorian essay on the cycle of the Sun's power:
The Influences of the Sun

Geraldine said...

What an interesting take on this prompt Sue, well done!

Hugs, G

Amias said...

Sue, this is perfect! It's almost like a drum dance ... and the diagram speaks volumes. I wondered what you would do with the word .. and you have not disappointed me. Unique, the old cliche .. but it works here.

Jim said...

You make it sound simple, Sue. I have a feeling we can experience most all of this cycle except a little before and after birth and a little before death.
Per your diagram at first I thought I might like to be a detritivore but then I read about those guys:
"Detritivores, also known as detritus feeders or saprophages, are heterotrophs that obtain nutrients by consuming detritus (decomposing organic matter)... By doing so, they contribute to decomposition and the nutrient cycles."
The clincher comes that one type is the common earthworm. I'd rather be me.

anthonynorth said...

A perfect cyclical experience.

Sue said...

WOW, Kitehorse -- the piece by John Tyndall was really fascinating, especially given that it was written in 1880!

Tumblewords: said...

Surely the breathing in and breathing out is truly representative of circle... gentle and wise words...

Maggie said...

Indeed, life is full of circles of balance...I like your view.

Qaro said...

Really cool!