A Poem In There Somewhere Maybe (Friday Flash 55)

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A Poem In There Somewhere Maybe

I tried between
job work and shirk, to poeticize–
first, like a fern, springing,
then, growing sharpish, considered thistles, busy
with heedless bugs, bemoaned
Buddhists and the tugs
non-clinging missed,
but no poem clung
to the page,
being Buddhist perhaps
or a sprung fern
or a bug done
with its thistle,
now far flown.

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A belated 55 frustrated moans for the G-Man. Let him know.

Above and below, some thistles with bugs.

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13 Comments on “A Poem In There Somewhere Maybe (Friday Flash 55)”


  1. Attention to details makes this quite Buddhist, as I understand it.


  2. I especially like the first two lines …

  3. janehewey Says:

    delightful photos. and your rendition of Non-Attachment is superb, karin.

  4. claudia Says:

    ha smiles…sounds that there ARE poems between thistles and ferns and all the jungle that is our work and life sometimes…smiles

  5. Jamie Dedes Says:

    A mindful poem. Entirely appropriate to Buddhist practice. Well done and lovely photos as value added. I like! đŸ™‚

  6. brian miller Says:

    smiles…you will find your poems…
    been reading this book called ‘so buddha walks into a bar’ its pretty cool…insightful…and watched a documentary done with richard gene on the life of buddha this week…lovely thistles…

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      I actually wrote the beginnings of a couple of poems that I thought kind of interesting yesterday, but honestly, I am so pressured by work at the moment. It is just kind of awful. I do hope it will get better, but I find it very hard to think about other things when it’s hanging over me. I used to compartmentalize a bit better I think. Agh. I’ve got the post done! k.

  7. hedgewitch Says:

    I like the separate worlds that emerge in these 55 prickly words–the bugs, nature herself, always too busy to care about much but the ongoing process–and certainly not any part we play in it. Hope things calm down soon for you , k–your whole year has been one maelstrom of pressure and activity. It’s not always easy to take the weight off the fern so it can spring.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Yes, it’s been awful, thanks; I may just have to stop doing anything but what’s necessary for a while, even blogging, as I am getting too worn down. k.

  8. ds Says:

    I love your Buddhist-inspired poem and the buggy thistles as well. Hope that life settles down a bit for you. Sometimes its necessary just to vanish (as far as that is possible) from everything for a while. Five minutes, five hours, five days…

  9. G-Man Says:

    Karin…!!!!!!
    I’ve been in northern Michigan fishing and being incommunicado .
    I did see your beautifully written story and your vivid pics just POPPED, I just couldn’t make contact. Thank you for thinking of the Friday Fun, we really appreciate your clever and creative mind.
    Loved your classy and insightful 55
    Your late post was well worth the wait
    Have a Kick Ass Week…. G


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