18 Mar

it is a rise and fall
from naught to naught
which for the blessed
will go with light
and return with love

© 3.18.11


22 Responses to “being”

  1. vivinfrance March 19, 2011 at 1:27 am #

    I don’t really understand this, but the words are charming.

  2. rob kistner March 19, 2011 at 2:23 am #

    My interpretation:

    the “rise and fall” is growing up from birth to declining into old age and eventual death

    “naught to naught” is the ashes to ashes, nothingness to nothingness concept

    the “blessed” are the lucky ones, the fortunate

    “go with light” is to become enlightened as we mature

    and to “return with love” is to know and be loved as we grow old

  3. Tilly Bud March 19, 2011 at 2:43 am #

    Like Viv, I didn’t get it at first; that ‘ashes to ashes’ made it all clear, though.

  4. Meryl Jaffe March 19, 2011 at 6:26 am #

    …What Rob said! I love poems that make me laugh and think. Thank you, this was loveley.

  5. Laurie Kolp March 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    Much said in a few wise words…

  6. Judy Roney March 20, 2011 at 3:13 pm #

    May we all be so blessed. Wonderful poem!

  7. Photodiction March 20, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    Spent a while thinking this one over. Liked the sentiment that journeying with light (truth?) would mean a return with an understanding of the need for love. Then read the comments. Guess I wasn’t too far off. Nice, simple and thought provoking indeed.

  8. Sherry Blue Sky March 20, 2011 at 3:40 pm #

    Simply beautiful!!!!!

  9. Jingle March 20, 2011 at 6:07 pm #


  10. Shail March 20, 2011 at 8:29 pm #

    Few words, lots to ponder.

  11. Cynthia March 20, 2011 at 11:56 pm #

    Nice, I love your sparing use of words.

  12. WarmSunshine March 21, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    I have my own interpretation for this one… but I think this one is charming indeed 🙂 Happy Monday!

  13. Old Ollie March 21, 2011 at 6:41 am #

    A perfect little one.

  14. Jingle March 21, 2011 at 6:46 am #

    love the word flow, mine is up..

  15. Ramesh Sood March 21, 2011 at 7:43 am #

    Well, what to say.. its a beginning from the end..and then the journey to the end… well i enjoyed it..God bless!!!

  16. Eileen O'Neill March 21, 2011 at 12:11 pm #

    Lovely words, as though a walk through life itself.

    Best wishes, Eileen

  17. Write Girl March 21, 2011 at 6:05 pm #

    I love the wisdom and spiritual nature in this poem. So eloquent and mesmerizing.

  18. Vinay March 23, 2011 at 10:02 am #

    eloquent penmanship here! loved it!

    Here’s My OSI

  19. ms pie March 24, 2011 at 1:24 pm #

    from one day to the next shall we hope to choose the higher calling… spoken so soft with warmth oozing with hope… beautiful

  20. Mr. Walker March 26, 2011 at 2:13 pm #

    Concise. Beautiful. Perfect title.

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