Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Poetry Tuesday: "Fueled" by Marcie Hans



Fueled


Fueled
by a million
man-made
wings of fire-
the rocket tore a tunnel
through the sky-
and everybody cheered.
Fueled
only by a thought from God-
the seedling
urged its way
through thicknesses of black-
and as it pierced
the heavy ceiling of the soil-
and lauched itself
up into outer space -
no
one
even
clapped.


--Marcie Hans


45 comments:

Dave King said...

Lovely poem. Thanks for posting it, I don't know the author. Must do some research.

Old Kitty said...

Oh wow. I'm clapping!!!

I love this poem - it's simple yet profound and with a rhythm that starts tiny, swells and then ebbs away all sad and poignant.

Lovely!

Thank you.
Take care
x

Nat said...

Love it! So simple and so true...

Mr. Stupid said...

Wow. This was beautiful. Thanks for sharing!

Sara said...

"no one even clapped."

That last part is just the best!

Madi and Mom said...

Poetry in motion today.
The Road to Here also has a poem posted.
Very nice and I like the lovely green leaf.
Madi and Mom

India Drummond said...

Beautiful! I just loved it.

slommler said...

What a beautiful poems!! And so true!!
Thanks
Hugs
SueAnn

Georgina said...

I love, love, love that second photo! How strong and delicate and determined those squash (?) vines are! - G

Aut said...

Beautiful--and great pictures enveloping this poem.

Good day.

Writing Without Periods! said...

Never read this...lovely. So many poems, so little time.
Mary

Ally said...

Lovely. Thanks for your sweet comment today, Betty :)

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Theresa Milstein said...

A couple of weeks ago when I subbed, I met a boy who was obsessed with rockets and space. He would've appreciated this poem.

Mamma has spoken said...

Thanks for visiting my blog today! Loved the post about the blogging world and awards. That is SO true beyond belief!

Poetic Shutterbug said...

Applause !!! FAntastic imagery in the poem and love the leaf macro. Very well done.

Ann said...

The poor little seedling does get overlooked doesn't it. Love the poem and I'm applauding the seedling.

ModernMom said...

Oh this is a sweet poem! Well done:)

Michelle Faith said...

Love this, always find joy on your blog.

DrSoosie said...

We do take for granted God's miracles. This point has been driven home by the current disaster in the Gulf. All the beautiful wildlife is slowly and painfully dying from a man-made disaster. Like the thick gooey oil covering the marches, our eyes are often masked in darkness to the wonderful beauty of nature and all that it provides.

Aging Mommy said...

Oh how beautiful - how do you come across such wonderful poems Betty, in anthologies or just by browsing author to author. This is so true, as a lover of nature I agree there is a miracle happening every moment.

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

Oh. Wow. Love it.

Lydia Kang said...

Lovely poem. There is so much magic in the natural world, it's sad how often it's overlooked and trampled upon.

Nice to meet you!

Pat said...

Great poem! How true that sometimes we ignore the wonders of nature! Although right now we are camped next to a corn field and marvel at the rate the corn is growing! It seems like an inch a day!

Marlene said...

I'm clapping! I'm clapping!!!

Pat Tillett said...

great poem + nice pic = great post!

Jingle said...

very beautiful poem,
the image is elegant!

Talli Roland said...

Beautiful. Simple yet so poignant.

Katie's Dailies said...

Oh, I love this!

The image of the seedling bursting forth from the soil is just perfect. It really is like a little rocket, isn't it?

And I clap. I also praise it for being so big and strong.

Feeling Just Right said...

Oooh! gorgeous- made me smile so, so much!

Thanks Betty! :) Loved it!

blueviolet said...

It's a quiet miracle, isn't it?

Hilary said...

This season gives us much to clap about.. I tend to applaud it with my camera's shutter. Lovely poem.. and accompanying images. :)

Donna B said...

GREAT POEM...I really liked that. PLEASE STOP BY MY BLOG AS I HAVE SOMETHING FOR YOU....

Jerry said...

I so often have problems with poetry. I look for deeper meaning in the wrong places and shrug off the parts that were supposed to move me.

But Ms Hans poem hit me just right. I understood and I felt.

Susan Fields said...

Ooh, I love this poem! Nature truly is miraculous, isn't it?

Daisy said...

Wonderful poem, Betty. Made me want to cheer. I love the photos too! :-)

Kazzy said...

Nice poem. Thanks so much!

Ms. Anthropy said...

Love the little curly vine in the photo!

Beth said...

Wow! I'm not generally a huge fan of poetry but that was cool! And how true it is that we so often applaud ourselves and fail to give God even a passing glance! Nature is truly an amazing piece of art and science and power! We just need to look!

Happy Homemaker said...

BB...looks like you hit on something that all us moms can really relate to! Now that the kids are pretty much "done", my car carries my yoga mat and canvas grocery bags. Namaste!

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Unknown said...

I've been looking for this poem for decades.