Would flowers still be beautiful if they never bloomed
What good are the petals if no one is there to admire them
Perhaps they are inadequate, and maybe that’s why they wither
Yet these seeds that bloom
Never asked to be looked at
Or praise for the beauty that they hold
So maybe I am philosophizing too much about the matter
And not enjoying the gift that they offer
Nor listening to the words that they speak
For such a human tendency it is to complicate things
To pick at things until there is nothing left to pluck
Maybe it is all simpler than we think
And maybe that’s the true beauty of a flower
~ Tony Paradise’s Poet ~
7 thoughts on “Nothing Beyond”
Yes.. perhaps the greatest beauty of a flower is that a flower never worries about seeing beauty.. it just is.. a flower….and that's enough for it….:)
Maybe you are philosophizing to much about the matter. Flowers would not be flowers unless they bloomed.
Flowers, like us. serve a purpose, it is all about procreation…nothing but – from the simplest of flowers to the belief that somehow humans serve a purpose – they do. but nothing bar the simple act of procreation.
Humans might have an over-developed brain – but as today's world shows…we barely use it.
I think the purpose of the flower is nothing but its own.. But we fill it with a meaning that become something else than the original intention, but your lines made me see the flower.
I agree with Bjorn – flowers and animals don't care much whether we exist or not – until we start interfering with their existence. It's us that feels the need to confer them meaning.
I think you reached the Zen conclusion – be one with it and enjoy. All is there through your perception and for your purposes. Take care of it. Well said.
I think the flower has it's own perspective, just as we do.
Thought provoking piece.
Flowers help me simplify, too, as a reflex from philosophizing. Or Vice Versa. And they smile innocently as if they had not been made for just that purpose. A beautiful poem!