Poetic Bloomings has asked for a seed poem – ie where we take the first line from someone else’s poem and continue with our own words.  

I’ve been working on this off and on all day, and it’s still over-simplistic. My first line comes from Shakespeare’s Sonnet 15, so I stuck with the Shakespearean sonnet form.


When I consider every thing that grows,
in  kingdoms, classes, order, family, genus,
and species diverse, too various to know,
that interlock in independent ethos,

I wonder at the being that conceived
of such a complex program for creation.
It brings reluctance in me to believe
in random chance: beyond my expectation.

Darwin thought of it as evolution,
development of habitat and climate
but he missed the ultimate solution
of what produced a human from a primate.

He failed to answer how it all began,
this world of ours that is so very grand.


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5 Responses to LIFE

  1. cecilia says:

    Life is such a big word.. c


  2. Not simplistic at all! I love your first stanza and the succession of the entire piece. 🙂


  3. Oh Viv, this is one of your best! I love it. I like the way it progresses and then comes to a definite conclusion.

    My only suggestion: a comma instead of a full stop at the end of the first stanza.


  4. well done! It’s quite a challenge I think.


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