Na Po Wri Mo April 27 2023

Today’s challenge was to ‘write a poem titled “The ________ of ________,” where the first blank is a very particular kind of plant or animal, and the second blank is an abstract noun.’

The Lilies of Happiness 

Consider the lilies in the fields 

opening to the sky.

Contemplate the longing inside 

you to be among them, 

to lie down and breathe

the fragrance, to be washed 

clean by that beauty. 

When you think about your life 

and where you can find 

the happiness you crave 

so badly and the love

you yearn to give and receive,

look to the lilies in the field.

They know not of struggling, 

suffering, desiring, longing.

They are as they are – at peace.

Walk to the fields, notice 

what you notice along the way, 

talk to the lilies and ask them 

where is this happiness. 

Listen carefully, then go back home 

and eat what you want to eat 

and do what you want to do. 

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