each little brick of this house
is harsh, dark, clumsy and tired-
you walk and memories prick-
we stay here-
mildewed souls, uttering damp words
day and night-
while in the tiny spec of land attached
where there are very few green spots,
I hadn’t noticed
when the little curry-leaf plant
had shot up into the sky
to bring seeds of light
to plant in our heart-
Posted for my prompt ~ Light @ Poets United Midweek Motif
17 thoughts on “Light”
Ah the contrast between the minds of humans and that of nature, nicely penned Sumana
A seed of light, that silently grows and yet spreads. Lovely.
I love that valiant little plant, reaching for light, bringing life and hope. On my deck, my blooms are already needing to be repotted into bigger pots. Nature does love to grow.
sharp contrasts that are so evocative ~ quite the telling story infusion
I like the mildewed souls exchanging their damp words….Sounds very monsoonish to me…I’m off to look at your election results.
Lovely when nature surprises us
The gifts and blessings we receive from nature, through the presence of a little light..new hope in those new plants..
It grew without your notice, and made you see. This is the kind of surprise that renews faith.
What great examples the natural world gives us about strength and survival. What a beautiful picture your words painted Sumana.
Fantastic.. love this one.. the mildewed souls uttering damp words is a line I wish I had written!
I love the detail in your word-landscape, Sumana, with the tired bricks. ‘mildewed souls, uttering damp words’ and ‘very few green spots’. That little curry-leaf plant gives hope.
Yes, we really notice, in spots where there is little green!
Really like the comparison between humans and the small plant that brings a certain light.
So nice to see a plant providing light in dark times.
Thank heaven for the little plant. Doesn’t Nature always teach us?
Some wonderful images in this piece Sumana!
The bad aspects of darkness can never truly hurt us, if we focus on the bright… Love this.