Conch Shell

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)

conch shell

Here is my attempt:

beckoning music
rushing water, sea creatures
ear held to conch shell

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Conch Shell

  1. Nice haiku Sara … I love those conch-shells …


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