driftwood we are

"Tired Eyes" Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann c.2015

“Tired Eyes” Photo Credit: c. Jane H. Johann c.2015

according to Norse mythology
the Norse gods, Ask and Embla,
an Ash and an Elm,
were the first two humans 
formed from driftwood...

aren’t we all pieces of greenwood

newly born driftwood

shaped and formed by our experiences

childhood washed over with 

waves of emotions

weathered wind

sun drenched humans

brought into the world whole

parts of us lost

along the journey

trying to make good

reaching for sainthood

in our feel-good way

some of us

becomes deadwood

trying to rid ourselves

of falsehood

parts of us survive

and we  make-good

providing shelter

to each other

living the Talmud

"Growth Spurts" Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann, c.2015

“Growth Spurts” Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann, c.2015

gnarled and twisted by life

wellsprings of joy

serendipitous appearance

springwood floods

baptize us

beckoning us onward

and

hopefully

we come out

beautiful

at the end

"Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder" Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann. c.2015.

“Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder” Photo Credit: Jane H. Johann. c.2015.

 

 

 

Related Information:http://www.hurstwic.org/history/articles/

mythology/myths/text/creation.htm

6 thoughts on “driftwood we are

  1. Eliza Waters says:

    Truly beautiful poetry, Jane! ❤

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  2. love it – my greenwood has become decidedly gray

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  3. beautiful poem Jane, yeah, it is quite true. we resemble so many things of nature in so many ways!

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