Waiting for the Big E

Waiting for the Big E


I would

surely not

But for a fallen leaf

Be sitting here today


Sheltered from

The tears I first mistook

For raindrops as they were

Flung and fell and flew my way


For it is said and writ in

Certain holy books at least

Tis in the greater scheme of things

That truth and love do matter most


And I for one, am but a single mustard seed

So much smaller than a tiny grain of sand

On the face of it, insignificant perhaps

Tho basking in the golden shadow of enlightenment




  • orchidee

    You'll be OK then. The Good Book itself says that the mustard seed is the smallest of seeds, yet grows into the greatest of plants, where even birds nest in the branches.
    I thought you meant the big C - Christmas. But it's not to be mentioned this early in the year! lol.

    • Neville

      thank you Orchidee.. we have a gold crested wren.. the smallest European bird nesting in an old watering can.. and a robin in a flower pot.. so it does feel a bit like Xmas.. thanking you for the visit sir


      • orchidee

        Thanks Neville. I'm being annoying with my poem today - and humorous too!

      • Goldfinch60

        May that enlightenment be forever with you and with the rest of the world.


        • Neville

          ....... Bless you Andy... Amen,


        • Fay Slimm.

          Truth and love certainly do matter in the journey toward enlightenment and waiting through tears reaps rewards to even mustard seeds in the end - - your verse stirs food for poets like me to ponder and learn from my friend so thank you dearly for sharing it...............x

          • Neville

            I doubt the thrill of seeing Fay Slimm at the foot of my scribbles shall ne'er fade, nor go away..

            You will be hearing from my solicitors Muchly & Bigg thanking you from me :)

            • Fay Slimm.

              Smiling big here under dull skies after reading your version of what constitutes thrills - - ha ha.............. x

            • dusk arising

              Enlightenment is only so far as one can see.

              When i can smell as a dog smells, hear as a bat hears and follow as the ant then i shall be ever closer to enlightenment.

              • Neville

                When you can smell as a dog smells, hear as a bat hears and follow as the ant follows, then you shall either be a few over the limit, or someone not long slipped an acid tab in ya cocoa.. and remember Grasshopper, it was Dylan that said 'Always carry a spare light bulb'


                Neville :)

                • dusk arising

                  I was attempting to make he point that there are many things around us which are closed to us and as such any declaration of enlightenment is surely a subjective human opinion. Being so limited as we are accounts for both the missing answers to the important questions we pose together with the total inability to ask questions from a more enlightened status. i.e. if we had some of those answers one supposes we would then ask certain questions the very nature of which we are unable to comprehend without the knowledge those answers provide.

                • 3 more comments

                • Michael Edwards

                  The big 'E' - thought it was about me (ME) til I read it - enlightenment - the goal to be sought - great write.

                  • Neville

                    better late than never Michael .. I am delighted you got it sir and thank you for taking that double take...


                  • Suresh

                    I am in awe of these words, for you have enlightened us all.

                    • Neville

                      you often open my eyes & help me to see clearer... but I thank you for such a heart-warming comment :)

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