Treasure Island

Dave Alan Walker

(Pudsey, Leeds)

A Single Blade Of Grass


A single blade of grass
Is it dead
Is it living
Is it breathing

Does it see
Does it feel
Does it die

Who draws the line
With life and death

Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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  • Sj Holland (8/28/2013 2:16:00 PM)

    I don't know, but in observing nature, it hard to think of these things not having life similar to ours. I think that's why we use personification so much in our poems. It's a wonderful, peaceful feeling to walk and simply observe nature. I love doing this. Very nice poem about contemplation. (Report) Reply

  • Ryan Brodesser (8/12/2013 12:53:00 PM)

    An interesting poem, puts up the question. Are we indeed walking on something alive? Are we killing it and cannot hear it's silent cries? (Report) Reply

  • S. A. S. (7/18/2013 12:15:00 PM)

    Of course, this brings to mind Leaves of Grass.
    .
    The smallest sprout shows there is really no death.
    .
    Out of the multitudes, mostly unseen or unthought of, every single blade, every individual asks these questions.
    .
    I like that you don't give an answer. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (4/13/2012 1:34:00 PM)

    I like this one very much - in my mind everything has life and should be respected, even a blade of grass. (Report) Reply

  • Allyson Ednie (4/11/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    does it feel crushed beneath the heel
    of the other blades of grass
    like we do?


    now you've got me thinking about ants
    and what they would say
    if only they could. (Report) Reply

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