Monday, May 23, 2016

belly growls

Carpe Diem Theme Week #4 (7 ): Latifa Prayer lines 6 & 7: "I love" and "I am prepared"

Full inspirational post here
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I (Chèvrefeuille) think in the Latifa Prayer it's about that first kind of love, unconditional love for all and everything. That love stays a mystery ... you can not go on a quest for that kind of love .... that kind of love overcomes you unexpected.

lotus flowers
rising from the depths of the pond
everlasting love
like a river flows onwards
uncertain of its goal

© Chèvrefeuille

Love is about your deepest desires, let your heart speak ... and not your mind.
The last line of the Latifa Prayer "I am prepared" connects you to all and everyone around, it connects you with the desires you want.

my response to the inspiration
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As I sit in my comfortable home with my husband, my desires are minimal. Our son has reached a degree of success professionally.  His new mate leaves him smiling more than he did for many years.  The grandsons give us hugs, high fives and knuckle bumps without having to ask, well, most of the time.  Our parents are at peace after years of suffering with declining health.  Sure, I still think about the next big trip but not with the passion of past trips.  The past 3 years have been very self serving in many ways.  My outreach has diminished.  Is it time for me to begin that outreach again, to put others ahead of me? Am I prepared?  Have I again reached the passionate desire to love unconditionally?

in the maze
the mouse searches
with a keen nose

in pursuit of life desires
heeding only belly growls

nest of hatchlings
snuggle 'neath feather's warmth
dawn brings peeps for food

in pursuit of life desires
heeding only belly growls

juvenile antics
boisterous robin
begs mom for food

in pursuit of life desires
heeding only belly growls

new nest built
red robins meet their mate
an egg laid each day

in pursuit of life desires
heeding only nature's call

peeps for food
searching with heads askew
worms calm belly growls

with no thought of one's own needs
can one hear the belly growls?
©  petra domina



Thanks to Chèvrefeuille for daily prompts on 

CARPE DIEM HAIKU KAI


6 comments:

  1. hari OM
    The final stanza chilled me - in a positive way! Brava... YAM xx

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    1. Good Day!
      YAM, thank you for the wonderful comment!

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  2. Oh Janice, I agree with Yamini, that last stanza is stellar...I love your cascade as well as your moving narrative for which you do write so beautifully!

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    1. Well, the narrative is basically just spilling my guts! So pleased you like it!

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  3. Wow what a beautiful Soliloquy no Renga ... chapeau!

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    1. I bow in appreciation of your kind comments.

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