Posts tagged present

Posted 2 years ago
Man is timid and apologetic… He is ashamed before the blade of grass or the blowing rose. These roses under my window make no reference to former roses or to better ones; they are for what they are; they exist with God to-day. There is no time to them. There is simply the rose; it is perfect in every moment of its existence.
Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self Reliance
Posted 3 years ago


Posted 3 years ago

I want to be a flower

I’d like to be a flower of some sort or another.
They seem so unapologetic and calm.
When was the last time a flower apologized
For not being bigger or more colorful?

I waste so much time wondering about things,
(Yes, including the nature of art and pornography).
I get so caught up in the ideas behind life
That I sort of forget to do the living.
That’s why I’d like to be a flower:
They don’t ask why they are red
Or why they exist. They just do,
And they’re perfectly satisfied as the beautiful,
Ephemeral things that they are. 

I’d like to be a flower.
Those short things people walk by (or on)
Because the jokes on the busy-bodies who never notice:
Flowers don’t crave our attention, they don’t need us.
We need them. 

(First two pics are mine, the last one I got from this person; random search on google images).