In the beginning, the garden
waited for me (and the yarn)
As I was knit together, stowaway
on this toilsome voyage,
the secret tangle of me meant
and yearn, also beauty-dreaming
(not included: kitchen-willing
The riddle of passion is this:
If we are born to labor, we post-Fall
chastened spirits, then why
the beauty-dream and yearning?
For I don’t believe these are work:
words, music, garden, make
(The ball is unwinding
the path growing straight)
Inspired by this word-list prompt from imaginary garden with real toads.
12 thoughts on “Happiness Package”
Very well done and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing. F.
Thank you, I’m always glad to hear from you!
That unwinding ball can be torturous, though, can’t it?
Yes. Definitely yes. Thank you for reading!
This poem is a wonderful weave of words and ideas. I really love your construction of compound words. They are really striking and add great detail to the whole.
Thank you! I couldn’t pass up a word list that included “garden” and “yarn.”
Oh you are a genius–Brilliant!
You are truly a generous soul. Such a great word list, I had to try!
I believe this may be my favorite of yours that I have read so far! The verse beginning with “…we post-Fall chastened spirits” is magnificent. What a question, that. Plus, as a sometime-knitter, I really appreciate the yarn references too. Vivid!
Wow, thanks! I think about this question (and variations thereof) a lot…
Hey Jennifer, this is a lovely poem and I absolutely agree with its stance though it may be unusual– we are happiest when purposeful– sometimes the labor may be too much ! But certainly we love that glowing path. Very interesting poem, thanks. K.
Thanks so much for reading, and for the thoughtful comment.