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.
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:
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.
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.
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!!!