if death is truly the road to awe

if beauty is in the breaking down
& the taking up of matter,
growth/decay intimately twined
into this weave, our fabric
unraveled & reknit

if death is the beginning journey
both becoming & unbecoming,
let something live sing & thread
through these bones

***more lines inspired by The Fountain.


About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to if death is truly the road to awe

  1. ruleofstupid says:

    beauty is in perception, worms woven through your bones!
    You are a busy fish lately – with some lovely work going on as ever 🙂

  2. nelle says:

    I’d say something live and vibrant has found a comfortable home, eh?

  3. Lovely and elegiac, Japanese in feeling and subtlety of language. I can always count on you to give me something to think about, Susan. Good work.

  4. This is beautiful and troubling at the same time. To live on in our works, when our works shine as white and stark as our white bones – the end visible core that we were here, is the road to immortality. But your first stanza is particularly challenging as it examines the eternal cycle of life and dying, on decay and living, on the food chain and energy cycles – ultimately, your lines take us further to appreciating that all flesh ends up as source of energy either as flesh or as grass – in this ending cycle and dance of life and death, living and dying!

    • Yes–this concept is so devoid of my core spirituality and just focused on the physical reality and process of death–you got this perfectly! I am sincerely hoping I now have “The Fountain” written out of my head, at least for a while…

  5. Leo says:

    I had the same thought as Noel…I saw our poems as the living things twining with our bones. Enjoyed! Leo

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