Leanna Stead

Cycle - Poem by Leanna Stead

To look back is to freeze in time;
to be fixed, rooted to a moment
that has lived its life.

Do not regret;
do not forget;
but do not look back,
for every moment
is a rebirth,
a life,
and a little death.

Take the lives you live
in every moment -
learn from them
with every indrawn breath.

Circle-spiral ever inward;
eyes turned away
as the new day dawns,
searching for a different light,
a different state of mind
that is impossible to find
and yet following just behind.

Comments about Cycle by Leanna Stead

  • (8/29/2005 9:47:00 AM)

    Very beautiful and profound as well. Thank you for sharing it! (Report)Reply

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  • (4/27/2005 8:59:00 AM)

    Thank you. I, too, favor this piece as a representation of my more introspective and personally educational. It's partly at the inspiration of my belief that time doesn't truly exist - we move through it as a dimension, but it is one that we created due to our need to categorize everything. :) (Report)Reply

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  • (4/26/2005 2:10:00 PM)

    this is my very favourite piece, Leanna. philosophical, and measured. all about the different personas of the individual, and the nature of existence. the turn of phrase 'little deaths' had been used to describe everything from the female orgasm to sleep, and is used well here. the poem takes an unexpected turn in its philosophy and that was very welcome because you allowed the poem to reach its potential. very nice work. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 5, 2010

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