Sunday, May 10, 2009

If Only To Be...

What’s It like?
By Edward S. Gault


What’s it like? I asked
To travel the world like breeze
-blowing through the leaves.

Being ocean tides,
Massaging sandy beaches
-reaching, then smoothing.

As a rain droplet,
Viewing the world as convex
-joining earth as many.

Raging as wildfire,
Consuming the lush landscape
-through ash, genesis.

Rising as flowers,
From soil’s darkness into light
-reaching for the sun.

Towering mountain,
Has seen one vista, but well!
-that is what it’s like.

Copyright©2009

For One Single Impression: What's It Like?

12 comments:

Amias said...

Indeed!
What it's like to do all that, and still keep my ego in place ...;)

Whenever I come here I am reminded of the days of my youth, and those wonderful poetic radicals that visited us in the sixties .. and they would begin by asking us to visualize the good, to understand the the bad. I don't know if this is a good comparison, but your poetry reminds me of the kindness of those white men from the north --- those wonderful radicals who risk their lives to help us.

SandyCarlson said...

What's it like to be this treasure, this miracle, this mystery called Earth? Beautifully written, Edward.

Greyscale Territory said...

Indeed! What's it like to be within the "skin" of another identity acting out another role! I like this metamorphosis!

Neverending Story said...

Enjoyed this, got a feel for what it would be like to be all these.

barb said...

So many things to ponder here on this vast place we call home. I especially loved the raindrops falling... joining earth as many.

anthonynorth said...

Loved the way these all formed into the same message - and the continuance highlighted in the red one.

Pam said...

I like how you changed the color of the stanzas. . .this seemed to help make the transition between them more smooth.

Deborah Godin said...

So that's what it's like to find yourself in everything - great images!

Jim said...

He Edward, I figured out what it's like. Mother Nature. She is involved in all of that, the causation or accomodation of every one of your situations.
They are beautiful, my pick if Mother Nature would allow me one, would be the ocean tides' never ending visits to your sandy beaches.
I suppse the rocky ones would be alright with me too, taking the not so good along with the good.
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zoya gautam said...

..a comprehensive view..many thanks for sharing this ..

Tumblewords: said...

Incredibly fine imagery and thought. Love the idea of thinking 'what if' and...

gabrielle said...

My daughter and I often play this game. She initiated it. What’s it like? to be rain, ocean, trembling earth.

As a rain droplet,
Viewing the world as convex
-joining earth as many

Beautiful.