Written for: Carpe Diem #1396 Unfold Your Own Myth
Today’s poem for your inspiration is taken from “The Essential Rumi” by Coleman Barks and is titled “Make Your Own Myth”. It’s a nice poem and it describes the wonders of creating your own myth as e.g. Moses did or Napoleon. Everyone of us can create his / her own myth, but what do you create as you “create your own myth”?
Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives that are ostensibly historical, though often supernatural, explaining the origins of a cultural practice or natural phenomenon. The word “myth” is derived from the Greek word mythos, which simply means “story”. Mythology can refer either to the study of myths, or to a body or collection of myths. Myth can mean ‘sacred story’, ‘traditional narrative’ or ‘tale of the gods’. A myth can also be a story to explain why something exists.
making my own myth
feeling one with nature around me
I am a butterfly
born from the silk cocoon
made by a caterpillar
© Chèvrefeuille (our host)
Here is my attempt:
rushing water, sea creatures
ear held to conch shell