Hum – poem by Ali Grimshaw

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Behind, underneath yet also intertwined

with softly sounded movement of bees

yet not quite a song, of all that generates

thrives for growth beyond survival music.

 

These background singers of inspired hum

as I branch out toward new sky, consider

a transplant beyond my container

soil in colors my roots have never reached.

 

© Ali Grimshaw 2019

dVerse – Poetic Hum

Photo taken Kauai, Hawaii 2018

34 thoughts on “Hum – poem by Ali Grimshaw

  1. If you were looking for a poem to give Mitchell and Erica for their wedding… Love you dearly my friend. Hope your spring break is off to a good start. I’m happy we have a dinner date next Wednesday 🙂 ~Kirsten

    On Wed, Mar 20, 2019 at 6:46 PM flashlight batteries – poetry wrote:

    > Ali Grimshaw posted: ” Behind, underneath yet also intertwined with > softly sounded movement of bees yet not quite a song, of all that generates > thrives for growth beyond survival music. These background singers of > inspired hum as I branch out toward new s” >

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  2. You won’t be surprised to hear that I love that last stanza. We can keep our core roots even as we transplant to foreign soil to keep growing and exploring.

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  3. feeling the pull of roots yet succumbing to the freedom of the air, both are background hums that inspire beautiful poetry, a very two dimensional approach to the prompt, love how it flows

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    1. That is an interesting reflection since I wrote this today and I am feeling both of those feelings. I wish I could capture the hum of life that surrounds all of us.
      Thanks for your feedback.

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