New Shoots

In the darkness of the earth
None shall see the sun,
And yet it is there:
Waiting, wondering when growth will come.
In the pitch of night,
Nothing is more certain
Than light will crack the dark,
A pendulum that must swing up
As surely as down,
A child that must grow
As surely as we must die,
And if the seed of death is carried by life,
Then death must usher in new life;
A potential bursting into being,
Rocks tumbling down a hill.
Let us not rejoice in the hidden acorn,
Nor the mighty oak we may one day be,
But the first green shoots of morning,
The dew not yet trampled,
By the Kingdom of the dawn.

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jinglej
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 18:05:25

    faith and grace, we need it,
    lovely sentiments, enjoyed your entry.



  2. eva626
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 18:22:30

    very nice poem!!! man i missed so many of your posts…gota get reading!


  3. A.B. Thomas
    Jul 09, 2011 @ 22:36:12

    l liked the flow and the way you focused on the trasnsition not the end or begin


    • mbwilliams
      Jul 11, 2011 @ 20:59:35

      Many thanks, that is the way the poem ended up going – and transitions do seem to be the most important times of our life. Many thanks for visiting


  4. Bhaga
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 04:12:24

    Poem as lovely as the picture of the little girl and the little plant.
    To be able to identify so well with new growth, there must be quite some new growth in you too!…
    I love also this most delicate ending: ‘The dew not yet trampled By the Kingdom of Dawn’…


  5. mindlovemisery
    Jul 10, 2011 @ 10:48:26

    This is gorgeous I loved it


  6. Another Author
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 06:41:08

    Your poem is cool!!

    The way you started with

    In the darkness of the earth
    None shall see the sun,
    And yet it is there:

    shows optimism!! cool one!! loved it!!

    with warm regards
    Another Author


  7. Kay Salady
    Jul 12, 2011 @ 15:13:29

    I liked this poem and its message. So nice! Thank you!


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  9. Jingle
    Jul 24, 2011 @ 04:17:45

    enjoyed your talent on short story slam.

    How are you?

    Welcome join us for week 6 short story slam fun,

    Bless you..

    Keep it up!


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