Dizain on Beans and Other Things

Reaching for the sun from the first moment
Pushed into soil, shrouded in darkness
Each unique being stretches roots, foments
Life, seminal, integral and artless.
The future. Water, dirt, light harness
life; some seeds too small to see. Wind-born
and plumed, or saved from summer’s long morn
Each fulfills itself from the light it holds inside.
Every green sprout brings last year’s loss transformed
from buried hope that in our hearts resides.

This poem was inspired by a gentle challenge from Val at A Different Perspective The Dizain is “…a French poetry form from the 15th – 16th century. It consists of a single 10 line stanza of 10 syllables per line and a rhyme scheme of ABABBCCDCD.”

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