Wednesday 15 August 2012

Day 54: Risk

Some poems say everything they have to and more in a short space. Sometimes truth is as simple as that. 

And what these short poems do best is take an image, a comparison, a metaphor, a symbol and weave it in words to illuminate a truth. So there's absolutely no room for doubt. And plenty of room for beauty in realisation.

Like in this much-quoted poem by Anais Nin.

Risk - Anais Nin

And then the day came,
when the risk
to remain tight
in a bud
was more painful
than the risk
it took
to blossom.


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