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A Single Blade Of Grass

A single blade of grass
Is it dead
Is it living
Is it breathing

Does it see
Does it feel
Does it die

Who draws the line
With life and death

Submitted: Wednesday, April 11, 2012


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  • Sj Holland (8/28/2013 2:16:00 PM)

    I don't know, but in observing nature, it hard to think of these things not having life similar to ours. I think that's why we use personification so much in our poems. It's a wonderful, peaceful feeling to walk and simply observe nature. I love doing this. Very nice poem about contemplation.

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  • Jodie Hardy (8/27/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Good question Dave, very interesting xx

  • Ryan Brodesser (8/12/2013 12:53:00 PM)

    An interesting poem, puts up the question. Are we indeed walking on something alive? Are we killing it and cannot hear it's silent cries?

  • Heather Wilkins (8/7/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    who draws the line with life and death. good question

  • Geetha Jayakumar (7/27/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    Short and Sweet..Lovely poem. Great write..

  • S. A. S. (7/18/2013 12:15:00 PM)

    Of course, this brings to mind Leaves of Grass.
    .
    The smallest sprout shows there is really no death.
    .
    Out of the multitudes, mostly unseen or unthought of, every single blade, every individual asks these questions.
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    I like that you don't give an answer.

  • Chandra Thiagarajan (2/19/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    A thought provoking poem on a single blade of grass !

  • Sandy Player (1/10/2013 5:54:00 PM)

    this poem is the only place I've seen a solitary grass blade.

  • Vipins Puthooran (4/14/2012 4:05:00 PM)

    Wow, , , extraordinary thought! ! ! !

  • Pius Balat Adams (4/14/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    A bit tactical there. Good work

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