Dave Alan Walker

Bronze Star - 2,520 Points (Pudsey, Leeds)

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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  • Rookie - 8 Points 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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Jodie Hardy (8/27/2013 9:03:00 PM)

    Good question Dave, very interesting xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 64 Points 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? (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (8/7/2013 3:04:00 PM)

    who draws the line with life and death. good question (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 7,536 Points Geetha Jayakumar (7/27/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    Short and Sweet..Lovely poem. Great write.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie 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.
    .
    I like that you don't give an answer. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 429 Points Chandra Thiagarajan (2/19/2013 1:18:00 AM)

    A thought provoking poem on a single blade of grass ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Sandy Player (1/10/2013 5:54:00 PM)

    this poem is the only place I've seen a solitary grass blade. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Vipins Puthooran (4/14/2012 4:05:00 PM)

    Wow, , , extraordinary thought! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Pius Balat Adams (4/14/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    A bit tactical there. Good work (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,076 Points Valerie Dohren (4/13/2012 1:34:00 PM)

    I like this one very much - in my mind everything has life and should be respected, even a blade of grass. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (4/11/2012 3:51:00 PM)

    Ah, the questions. Read mine - Of Dandelions and Tears -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Allyson Ednie (4/11/2012 3:15:00 PM)

    does it feel crushed beneath the heel
    of the other blades of grass
    like we do?


    now you've got me thinking about ants
    and what they would say
    if only they could. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,718 Points Babatunde Aremu (4/11/2012 3:14:00 PM)

    Very apt and touching, it raised many question about life (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Eric Cockrell (4/11/2012 12:12:00 PM)

    who indeed? great questions! (Report) Reply

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