Thursday, September 2, 2010


Bitten, blemished and bruised
But it is the inside that counts
For what I provide.
The calm regular collective
The goodness that comes
From the consistency
The bite, the taste, the absorption
Discarding what the existence does not need
And providing what it does.

27 comments:

Helen said...

You found the deep, philosophical part of the apple! Nicely done ~ but what else would I expect from a Springfield woman?

kathew said...

the inside is the important core
well done!

Susannah said...

I love the diffrent levels of meaning in this. Nice Magpie!

signed...bkm said...

lovely, disgarding what existence does not need...like that..bkm

annell said...

Nice one! Bitten, blemished and bruised....Thanks

dana said...

Good grief! You found it and pulled it off! Such a reflection of true nature and all that the collective "we" have inside us.

Elizabeth said...

Like the word play and the deeper meaning that what is important is inside.

Elizabeth

Martin H. said...

It's what goes on beneath the skin, that counts. Nicely written.

surbi said...

Lovely... An apple that is supposed to be eaten.. Alice that is supposed to be lived.. Loved this one..

Tumblewords: said...

This goes straight to the core - excellent!

Reflections said...

Well stated. Always the inside that counts.

willow said...

Wise and wonderful!

Kristen Haskell said...

Thank you all so much for your kind comments. I am going through some personal stuff right now and writing and your comments are really helping me through it.

Brigid said...

Lovely worded Magpie, lot of depth in those words, really enjoyed this magpie.

Brian Miller said...

you make eating an apple sound so refreshing...smiles. nice magpie!

Sue J said...

An apple full of meaning. Nicely done.

Nes said...

A wonderful read, beautiful words. I especially love the last two lines "Discarding what the existence does not need/And providing what it does". Such a great meaning behind such few words!

Teresa said...

What a wonderful poem with quite the message. I love this.

Jingle said...

inner beauty is the most important,
lovely tale.

Lyn said...

It's the heart of the matter that counts!! Truth, sweetness... inside...

Jinksy said...

Digested to perfection... :)

Patience said...

I love the last two lines especially, very beautiful! great magpie.

steviewren said...

Aren't we all bitten, blemished and bruised? It's all of those experiences that make our insides the thing that counts. I'll hang onto those experiences, because I like what they've made me.

RNSANE said...

You got to the soul with your magpie...to the inner depths, the best part.

Abhilasha-The Desire said...

Wow.. what deep meaning you saw..even people are such.. they might be bruised and blemished from outside but you never know how beautiful their souls might be... Brilliant !!

Caty said...

Very nice! It's whats inside that counts :)

Lena said...

A fully satisfying Magpie! Inside and out!