Dave Alan Walker

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A Single Blade Of Grass - Poem by Dave Alan Walker

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

Comments about A Single Blade Of Grass by Dave Alan Walker

  • 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

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  • (8/27/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Good question Dave, very interesting xx (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

  • Heather Wilkins (8/7/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    who draws the line with life and death. good question (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/27/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    Short and Sweet..Lovely poem. Great write.. (Report) Reply

  • (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.
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  • (2/19/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    A thought provoking poem on a single blade of grass ! (Report) Reply

  • Sandy Player (1/10/2013 5:54:00 PM)

    this poem is the only place I've seen a solitary grass blade. (Report) Reply

  • Vipins Puthooran (4/14/2012 4:05:00 PM)

    Wow, , , extraordinary thought! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Pius Balat Adams (4/14/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    A bit tactical there. Good work (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

  • Adeline Foster (4/11/2012 3:51:00 PM)

    Ah, the questions. Read mine - Of Dandelions and Tears -
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  • (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.
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  • Babatunde Aremu (4/11/2012 3:14:00 PM)

    Very apt and touching, it raised many question about life (Report) Reply

  • (4/11/2012 12:12:00 PM)

    who indeed? great questions! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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