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Mark R Slaughter


Pantoum on Nature's Patience


Surviving all to seize the hour;
A firm reward: a solitary flower.
With pinch of time to propagate -
Of seed and chance, it must await.

A firm reward: a solitary flower,
But motionless, the dainty tower.
Of seed and chance, it must await
And not by dreams or wishing fate.

But motionless, the dainty tower -
Completion lies in gusty power,
And not by dreams or wishing fate.
Unmindful patience; whither date?

Completion lies in gusty power
To cast its genes by seed in shower.
Unmindful patience; whither date? -
To dance in wind, from taut and straight.

The bantam form remains sedate.
With pinch of time to propagate:
An airy blow it must devour,
Surviving all to seize the hour.




Copyright Mark R Slaughter 2009

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Submitted: Monday, November 16, 2009
Edited: Wednesday, March 21, 2012

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  • Silver Star - 9,460 Points Soulful Heart (12/11/2014 3:14:00 AM)

    so well presented punching lines of truth......pinch of time indeed of chance n fate......providence in short (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Viplove Pradhan (11/30/2009 10:20:00 AM)

    I really appreciate your feelings about nature...
    The way you have use the lines is just fantastic...
    I hope you will be writing some more poems... (Report) Reply

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