Earth at Peace: Magnetic Poetry





Make peace,

Know it.

Watch wild nature

Breath & blossom.



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An ancient spirit rose

In rock river and tree

We too thrive

This eden earth

My life is vivid poetry


For Mr. Elusive Trope’s Magnetic Poetry Saturday Challenge


17 thoughts on “Earth at Peace: Magnetic Poetry

  1. I could argue that these two poems are very much aligned with Camus, companion works for “The Myth of Sisyphus”. We thrive as a form of rebellion; we must imagine ourselves happy, just as must imagine Sisyphus happy as trudges back down the dirt hill to begin again his struggles with the rock.

    • I’m not a Camus expert, and I had too much wine today at a wine festival to really respond. πŸ™‚ But–wasn’t Sisyphus being punished? So why would we imagine him as being happy in his struggle?

      • Yes, he was being punished, but Camus reworked the myth, concluding “The struggle itself towards the heights is enough to fill a man’s heart.” Although the task of pushing the rock to the top only to have it roll back down to the bottom is the epitome of futility, Camus saw this as the intrinsic nature of human existence and therefore we are offered a choice: embrace it or forsake it. He explains this choice in the beginning of the Absurdity essays:

        β€œThere is only one really serious philosophical problem and that is suicide. Deciding whether or not life is worth living is to answer the fundamental question in philosophy. All other questions follow from that.” The universe may remain quiet in response to our pleas for clarity and purpose, but we can still embrace the mystery and enjoy life as it really is, even if that life is pushing a rock to the top of the hill only to watch it roll back down. We imagine him happy because he is engaged fully with his life, a sort of existentialist-Buddhist approach to living.

      • Thanks– it took me a while with really thinking about it. The absurdity of life and all that, but it’s the only one we have.

        I used part of the quote and gave you a shout out in my post today. You can choose to be happy about that or not. πŸ˜‰

  2. I thought I said you have a knack with this magnetic poetry. I am so sorry, maybe didn’t wait for it to get posted, Merril?
    I liked this very much, especially the first one. I felt the peace. I wish to continue to blossom. It was funny, I felt myself amongst a garden of flowers, their scent lifting my weary “bones.”
    The second poem is wonderful due to how “vivid” becomes how things come to life.

  3. I’m not sure about a previous comment. Perhaps it was on another magnetic poetry post. It doesn’t matter. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you enjoyed these. I’m glad they evoked such strong responses from you!

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