Thursday, September 02, 2010

A Bitten Apple

stares like a one-eyed skull.

I was full of life
until you took me from the tree.

Now I am home for worms
and dying seeds.

Give thought to what you eat
for life is death
and death is life.

This is what you must learn
before you leave the Garden:

to eat and know. To eat mindfully.
Forsake the innocence of the predator.

Pray over each bite
crunched from my blushing cheek.


--image courtesy of Magpie Tales
Collection available! Knocking from Inside

17 comments:

Kristen Haskell said...

Very beautiful!

Martin H. said...

"..Pray over each bite
crunched from my blushing cheek..." I like it..a lot.

Naquillity said...

very nice. such strong mindful words to create a vivid scene. hope all is well.

Stacey @ Entropified said...

Amazing.

Marilyn said...

Such a good magpie,I like your words: to eat and know. To eat mindfully.

Arian Tejano said...

lovely!

Helen said...

Your words flow ... easily and beautifully.

willow said...

I see the one-eyed skull has visited you this week, as well! :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. pary over each bite as you may not know when the next shall be..nice mag!

Sue J said...

A beautiful poem. I love the first line. Nice Magpie.

ninotaziz said...

A poem that begs to be re-read again and again.

How do you do it?

Claudia said...

..crunched from my blushy cheek…wow - nice write

here's my magpie

kathew said...

so thoughtfully written..wll done!

Jingle said...

wow,
apt tale,
u never know what's next...
love the idea!

Patience said...

Beautiful. love the first and last stanzas, really took it home for me.

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

very beautiful mag...the concept was brilliant !!!

Caty said...

beautifully put. We take so much for granted