I Know, I Am Alive

Like the tiny black fly on the big wide leaf

I sit on the edge of my universe

And contemplate everything.

I feel the wind,

I feel it-

The tender brush of its rustling, unseen fingers,

Fingers that can be cold enough

And intrusive enough,

To chill my bones

I feel them and I know,

I am alive.

If I am still enough, I sense

The earth’s mighty tremble

Beneath my tiny feet

As it hurls itself around the sun,

through space and time

I sense it-

The spin of the planet,

In its graceful arc around the sun

Oh, you beautiful dangerous being!

I sense it and I know

I am alive.

I can hear all the sound around me

And inside of me,

I close my eyes and I can hear it all,

The cycles and sounds of the universe at work

The creaking of the old bones of the trees,

The echo of my heart

Pounding in my ears

I hear it-

My bones creak with the trees

In the winter rigidity

The baby’s cry, always there,

Always reminding me

Of my responsibilities.

Of my importance

And I know,

I am alive.

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CrisSp 3 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

You have poignantly captured the universe at work here! What enjoyable hub!

Love the creativity in your words.

Up and definitely sharing!


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you for such kind words! I am in awe of the universe and how it all works, and struggle to put it into words, so YOUR words help me feel I am on the right track ! Thank again!


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web923 3 years ago from Twentynine Palms, California

Oh what a joy when a poet can hear the music of the spheres! Great poem... awesome and up


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Web923 meditation can help you hear the music in everything! Thank you so much for your kindness and sharing!


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ahorseback 3 years ago

And how truely small we really are , I think of that on a plane flying over cities or on a ferry off shore , truely awesome writing !..Ed


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Thank you so much Ed! Yes we are so small, but I prefer to ponder this with my feet on the ground = ) (a bit of a fear of flying here). And yes, Vermont is not too far, I have a few friends who live there. I've heard it is a beautiful place. I'm glad you enjoy Maine, I came from Cali and never left !


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SaritaJBonita 3 years ago from Upstate New York

Voted up, voted beautiful, and sharing! Great poem. I look forward to reading more of your Hubs.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

SaritaJBonita thank you for your kind words and for sharing!


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Queen of Cups 3 years ago from a place somewhere in my paradise Etheas.

Never have I read so many hubs beneath one skilled hand that have evoked such feeling within me.

Each word I read is each word I know and has profound, momentous affect just to read it from another person.

I am speechless now for as with each work I read, the deeper I delve into awe...

Beautiful.

Simply... beautiful.


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bizarrett81 3 years ago from Maine Author

Wow Queen of Hearts, I am blown away by your compliments and that I have moved you so. I appreciate your reading my words and I am so glad that I can connect with others that share the same feelings as I do. Thank you so much for reading and for enjoying my work, again, it makes me feel good to connect to others. I'm glad I have found you on Hubpages!


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Queen of Cups 3 years ago from a place somewhere in my paradise Etheas.

And I can agree equally so!

There is nothing more rewarding then connecting with another person.

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