Kindness is a clay pot

with water

for birds-

kindness is daily living

with healing


kindness is a hand

picking up shards

of a soul-

kindness is kintsugi

treating breakage

with gold-

kindness is existence

that feels like

a breeze-

kindness is you

a true part

of me



Posted for Susan’s Midweek Motif ~ Kindness @ Poets United


14 thoughts on “Kindness

  1. This is a lovely description of and tribute to kindness. I was hooked when you showed me the common clay pot of kindness at the onset of the poem. This is one of those poems I wish I had written!

  2. All right, I will admit it: this one made me SQUEAL. The way you weaved kindness from line to line, from glimpse to glimpse… and then conclude with the most important part of the process: the energies (souls) that feeds all those little bits of kindness. Yum.

  3. I love the layers of this poem, Sumana….going deeper and deeper into what it means to be kind. I loved the ending – with kindness being ‘you’ a true part of ‘me.’ To me this says if one closely knows a kind person, that person’s kindness can have a major influence on that person…..goodness begets goodness, kindness begets kindness. Loved this!

Thank You :)

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