Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Sending Out the Sonnets: Sonnet #2

When I posted this sonnet with my Facebook poetry group, one friend commented Possible alternate title: "Starting a business." I reread it with that title in mind and realized he was right.

This is probably the most lighthearted sonnet of the few I have written. That's not saying much.

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Lesson

Consider this: that for every step
You do not take, having looked way too long
At chasms you otherwise would have leapt,
There may yet be time to undo the wrong
Of too much carefulness, too little glee -
To take the chances held out before you
And leap, shouting your fears, your joys! To be
Soaring, tumbling, flailing away as new
Landscapes hurtle past. The joy of being
Mid-air, mid-jump as it were. The old cares
Cast aside to take on this quest, freeing
Your heart from the box before it grows spare.

And when you land, breathe deep before you rise
To view strange vistas with unsullied eyes.

3 comments:

see you there! said...

This really could apply to a number of situations. The way I feel when facing a blank white canvas for instance.

Darla

Terri said...

ah, the line that spoke to me is line 5...

underthebigbluesky said...

"freeing
Your heart from the box before it grows spare"

speaks to me today.

it's been a downer of a week, this in it's own way was inspirational.