I is for Id, the Isle of I.

Day 9 of Blogging from A to Z.  Today’s letter is I
I is for Id, the Isle of I.

Id, unaware struts
thinking it stands all alone
a singular isle

such wrong conceit self
centered thought denies that earth
revolves round the sun

We are islands.  But just as the sea laps the shore, and the isle continues into the sea,Mnemosyne head only - drawing we are all an integral part of each other.  The very air between us is as alive as we are as we move through it – from earth to the farthest reach of space.

Touch a leaf and the stars vibrate.*

© Perle Champion

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* “Touch a leaf on the tree and you have made all the stars vibrate with it. You may not be able to see it right now, but things are so deeply related that it impossible .not to touch the stars by touching a leaf. – Lieh Tzu – The Pathless Path

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Gene'O
    Apr 11, 2014 @ 01:50:54

    I think the second stanza isn’t quite where it needs to be. The rhythm needs to be adjusted – too many syllables in there or something. The last line is the best thing I’ve read all day. It’s lovely.

    best of luck with the challenge, and following you on Twitter with @Sourcererblog, which is the twitter account for a blog I edit. I’m doing A to Z with my personal blog, which should link to my photo.

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    • Gene'O
      Apr 11, 2014 @ 01:51:40

      Sorry, not to my photo, to my name.

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      • perlesink
        Apr 11, 2014 @ 09:13:56

        Actually the syllables are correct for haiku format 5/7/5 and repeat. They will evolve over time or not, but written in an hour I’m quite pleased with it.
        Liked your professor’s advice:
        Give the other poets in the course civil and constructive comments on their work; and

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