Thursday, September 22, 2005

The Flower

I plant seeds. I watch a flower grow.
I do not hear self-actualizing questions.

What kind of flower am I?
What kind of flower should I be?
How do I compare to other flowers?
How might I meet my flowery
potential?

The flower spends no time
thinking about being a flower.
It just lives a life of flowerness,
and we automatically agree.

There is so much I can learn from a flower.
—me strauss Letting me be

16 comments:

easywriter said...

Now I want to be a flower. I like the intent of this and when I read it I can feel myself nodding, yes for I'm in agreement too, no question.

*Leaves smiling*

ME Strauss said...

Hello, ewsywriter,
Yes. That's how it hit me when I was thinking about it. That the flower seems to have the whole thing worked out.

Glad to make you smile.
Liz

Tanda said...

What a unique way of looking at the life of a flower! If you don't mind my asking, what's your favorite flower? I think the kinds of flower we like say something about our personalities. I'm going to go out on a limb and say you are a rose...

ME Strauss said...

Hi Tanda,
Thank you for asking, but my favorite flowers are wild violets. I love how they grow in bunches witht their velvety petals and their fragile stems. They used to cover the springtime hillside where I grew up.

Roses are too formal for me. Though once my son got me a bouquet that had 12 roses in 12 colors and I took a new look at roses that day.

smiles,
Liz

fineartist said...

The beauty of your words, the depth of your thought processes, you, you enrich my life. Thank you Liz. Lori

ME Strauss said...

Lori,
That is so cool.

That is so cool.

That is so cool.

smiles,
Liz

melly said...

Hey Liz, I guess I'm as simple minded as a flower, cause I too don't like to ponder about such questions as who or what or why I am.
Maybe one day I'll join the ranks of the great thinkers... or maybe it would be enough if I just thought a bit every once in a while :)

ME Strauss said...

Melly,
Flowers aren't simple minded, neither are you. :)

That's the beauty that the flower and you accept yourselves for what you are. I admire that and look to learn from that.

smiles,
Liz

zilla said...

"The flower spends no time
thinking about being a flower."

Who presumes what a flower thinks about, or does not think about?

Perhaps one of the many beauties of a flower is that, if it dares to speak of what humans may be thinking, we cannot hear it.

ME Strauss said...

You've got me there, Zilla.

But I think a flower is smarter than to spend time thinking about what humans think about.

smiles,
Liz

Yuna said...

Another great poem! Liz!
I hope I can just keep growing towards the sun without worrying too much. Life is too short to worry about some worthless concerns.

ME Strauss said...

Hi Yuna,
Not really a poem, just some thoughts written in an interesting fashion, set out in a way to keep my attention.

Thanks I don't worry much these days. I like to think though, but my days of overthinking things are over, I think. :)

Your posts today were fun.

smiles,
Liz

Yuna said...

Hey Liz, I really need to pick your brian one day about the whole poem education. I treat anything that has less than 10 words per line a poem...;-) But your flower post surely reads so smoothly... very refreshing reading for me after blogging about social issues all day long.

Time for me to go preparing for another long weekend trip... See you on Monday on the Net!

Thanks Liz!

ME Strauss said...

Oh Yuna,
I hope I didn't make it sound like I was correcting you. You made my words sound so important. You always do.

You're so positive!
You need to teach me how to celebrate life more amd together we'll write happy poetr.

smiles,
Liz

Yuna said...

Haha.. correction is good Liz... otherwise how am I going to improve? I have never taken any serious literatual classes in my life.. It's always a missing part that I long to have...If I learn a few things from you here... beats me going back to college again.. ;-) Gotta catch a flight.. have a good weekend Liz!

ME Strauss said...

Yuna,
What a fine one you are.
How nice that you stopped on you way out.
Have a wonderful trip.
I'll miss you.

smiles,
Liz