OOO

 

direct experience enters the mind the way energy from the sun enters the belly

 

through the form of a plant that photosynthesized the world into being

 

when I spear a pea I am lovingly aware of the green orb

 

living on a green and blue orb with all the other elements that constitute life

 

sometimes I will digest the pea and sometimes the pea lives in the earth and composes itself from within

 

its all right not to understand

 

I must re-discipline myself to a do-nothing method

 

a sweetpea grows on the banks of the merri creek

 

it’s young green stalk curls upwards with many special fingers floating into space

 

I put this in a small bowl I bought in Kyoto

 

the stalk drinks the water and continues to live for the rest of the week

 

re-fashioning the air of the room with a tiny verdant pulse

 

hello it says each morning, hello I say right back

 

the natural fertility of the earth can enter the smallest of vessels

 

living is the result of being born

 

the vital motor of living and dying in the mouth, with the pea, and the breath

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samantha Abdy is a poet who lives in Melbourne. Work can be found online at Cordite Poetry Review, LOR journal and scum-mag.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTES:

Text contains phrases or variations of phrases from the following sources:

One Straw Revolution, Masanobu Fukuoka, trans Larry Corn, Chris Pearce, and Tsune Kurosawa 2009.

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