10 Ways of Looking at a Walnut

February 13, 2012
By NathanB GOLD, Amherst, Massachusetts
NathanB GOLD, Amherst, Massachusetts
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I.
In the vast forest,
the only sound
was a falling walnut.

II.
Taken from sky
to earth,
the walnut sits for many seasons.

III.
The mountain adventurer,
knapsack leaning on his back,
steps on a walnut.

IV.
If a walnut falls in a forest,
and no one is around to hear it,
does it really make a sound at all?

V.
The Walnut,
eaten by people,
eaten by squirrels.

VI.
Who walks in the many
cliffs, crags and fissures
in the shell of a walnut.

VII.
There are some with
a rare talent, to
see the pattern in the leaves
of a walnut tree.

VIII.
Rain falls in a storm,
the pattering
is accompanied by
the creaking of a walnut tree.

IX.
The food critic sips
wine aged in a barrel
made of walnut
and nods.

X.
They thought they found
Blackbeard's lost treasure
but when they opened the chest
they found that it was full of walnuts.


The author's comments:
This was inspired by the poem "13 Different Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens

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on Jan. 18 2013 at 5:52 pm
TheSkyOwesMeRain GOLD, Irvine, California
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Favorite Quote:
Life isn't measured by the number of breaths you take, but by the moments which take your breath away.

You are only as strong as your weakest link.

Beautiful! I laughed at the last one :P  You've made me think differently about walnuts now. 


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