Bloom, You Must
'My sole employment is, and scrupulous care,
To place my gains beyond the reach of tides,'
†† † † † † † † †- Henry David Thoreau
I am rooted in such grief
as fate's sour stream e'er runs beneath
to carry all the world's runoff,
flowing wide beyond belief.
In ev'ry man resides this place
wherein his mind has fallen from grace;
the hand that brought him far away
is too the same as new found foray.
Oh, stems that bore such heads of gold
to rise above the ways of old,
e'er forth to bloom you must,
would every bee betray that trust.
'Tis the root of everything
that comes to light in what sorrow brings;
perhaps it lands so far away
blown as seeds to sovereign ways.
And there, shall every answer be
blooming amongst both rock and tree
and I, denouncing conformity
shall bloom alone, †
my mind e'er free.
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