Settling

by Star   Apr 24, 2020


I was given a second chance
to think which I didn’t need,
the universe has already
whispered its magic to me.

My spirit took the wings of
a butterfly; the fluttering
between wildflowers is still
what set my soul free.

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  • 8 months ago

    by hiraeth

    Hi I'm back, I told you that I'll write you a little comment about as to why I think this poem is connected to the other poem which is connected to another poem.

    The chain of poems:

    "https://www.poems-and-quotes.com/poems/1272249"
    Extinction of Her Recovery

    This is a beautiful poem that has roots about the lifecycle about silkworms and their sad journey, but an overarching theme of a recursive faith, something that is meant to be lived over and over again, but there are slivers of hope, some sort of input that will be carried with each recursive call that very well might compound into a very different ending.

    "https://www.poems-and-quotes.com/poems/1274620"
    The Recovery

    This poem has similar roots as the previous poem, but this time going into detail about the hardships that were endured before managing to escape, injured but escape nonetheless.

    Now this leads into this poem, Settling.

    Going along with the metaphor of the silkworm, they managed to escape the destiny they were destined for, injured; but they were given a second chance that they didn't feel like they deserve (survivor's guilt), and they go on to find wings and flight even though they didn't feel like flying in the last poem ('spread her wings that/no longer sought flight'), they come out changed (going from a silkworm and not becoming a moth but a butterfly thus saving them from their original destiny permanently).

    Obviously, it's not just about the journey of the silkworm, but rather of humans as well; suffering & incremental changes till one day we become the person we never thought we would be.

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      The first two are obviously connected. I have to be honest though, sometimes I experiment while writing so there wont be a specific meaning for a poem. But with these three poems, I intended a specific meaning. This one though the connection wasn’t intentional. Strangely the way you put it, it’s very convincing.
      I love the way you connect the three (it’s inspiring for some reason lol) , thank you!!!

  • 8 months ago

    by Mr. Rious

    An interesting poem about second chances, renewal, and change. Thank you for sharing!

    Best regards,
    Mr. Rious

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you for the comment :)

  • 8 months ago

    by hiraeth

    Is this a continuation of 'The Recovery'? Regardless, really like this poem, there's a sense of acceptance and hope in this poem, a measured take with renewed breath. :)

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      Why is everything a continuation of something? Lol it’s not, or maybe unconsciously it is :p
      Thanks ^_^

    • 8 months ago

      by hiraeth

      One of these days, I'll write you a little dissertation as to why I think the poems are linked :p

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      It’s not the only one you linked to that poem, is it?
      But in any case I’ve written them all, so there could be some kind of connection I guess!

  • 8 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    This is so hopeful and has just a light cadence to it! I couldn't help but think of reincarnation, passing into another world with a wisdom and maturity, not feeling the burden and instead, freeing your spirit and allowing yourself to absorb the new form. Letting your spirit breathe freely in whatever is next. Or also, making peace with your past, and giving yourself the chance to enjoy the present and see more of the future. Settling into your true sense of self.

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you ^___^

  • 8 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    What a beautiful and calming piece of poetry, Star. Lovely.

    • 8 months ago

      by Star

      Thank you ^_^

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