Deliberately Indifferent

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I float among distant stars

Collecting starlight to share

Gaze deep into zinnias

Seeds of tomorrow preserved

I watch birds and hear their songs

Writing their tunes in my poems

Yet, your indifference stings

like little ants biting me

Photo: Dwight L. Roth

Today at d’Verse, Sanaa introduced us to writing Korean poems, full of nature and emotions of love and loss. They are written in couplets with seven syllable lines. I wrote this title down several days ago thinking I would use it in the future. Today is the day. Hopefully this one is close to what is expected. This is not about any one person, rather about all those who are collectively, deliberately indifferent. And, to all of you who deliberately stay connected and in tune, I say thank you so much!

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65 thoughts on “Deliberately Indifferent

  1. This is incredibly charming, Dwight 😀 I especially admire; “I watch birds and hear their songs/Writing their tunes in my poems.” Sigh .. thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt 💝💝

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  2. Your word-pics in this poem are so vivid and the emotions in the message so strong. Such a powerful poem, Dwight. It reminds me of a quote by Elie Wiesel…”Action is the only remedy to indifference: the most insidious danger of all.”
    Often nature heals us of many of our wounds. To be present in nature with our senses on alert helps us deal with pain, loss, sadness, fear, etc. So does staying connected with good people. 🙂
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Carolyn. It is good people like you the make my day and make the world a better place. Indifference creeps in on all of us from time to time. I like you quote from Elie Wiesel. Great words of wisdom.

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