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“It’s not where you take things from, It’s where you take them to”

31 Aug

The river meandered across the slope
Ferrying down the silt
And sang to each civilization that dwelt
On the fertile plains it built.

The farmer fed the long furrows
With a smattering of seeds
Then tended to the crop he grew
Plucking out the weeds.

The potter scooped a fist of clay
And made it moist and soft
Then gave it shape on the turning wheel
And held it up aloft.

And the skies above witnessed it all
And this conclusion drew
“It’s not where you take things from
It’s where you take them to”.

P.S. The last two lines is a quotation from Jean-Luc Godard, that I read from a status update of a respected Malayalam Film Director, on Facebook.

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8 Comments

Posted by on August 31, 2013 in inspiration, Poetry

 

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8 responses to ““It’s not where you take things from, It’s where you take them to”

  1. Sue Dreamwalker

    September 1, 2013 at 8:26

    the potter scooped a fist of clay,…. Nadira, you scoop us up in your hands of love as you mould us with your words, So loved this poem,
    Take care of you
    Namaste,
    Sue xox

     
    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      September 1, 2013 at 8:26

      Thank you Sue. I’m always so glad when you come this way and comment on what I post. It is very encouraging. 🙂

       
  2. P C Jain

    September 1, 2013 at 8:26

    U have really taken the earth to sky.well woven

     
  3. Personal Concerns

    September 1, 2013 at 8:26

    Loved it Nadira! Reminded me of Tennyson’s The Brook. And the idea in the poem is amazing and very inspiring. Great poetry as usual!

     
    • dreamingthruthetwilight

      September 1, 2013 at 8:26

      Ooh la la!! That is one big compliment indeed. I bow my head. Thanks a lot Amit.

       
  4. granny1947

    August 31, 2013 at 8:26

    I just love that….so true!

     

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