use that quote

school detention
copying the dictionary
a dreaming teenager

. . . . .

the scars of bushfire —
pink gums sprout
new buds

. . . . .

cut and poisoned
but still it re-grows
the wild plum-tree

. . . . .

from the bare summer dirt
belladonna pink

. . . . .

the caged panther
stops pacing and eyes me —
inner tremor

. . . . .

his daughter’s wedding
the broken man
dances

. . . . .

disagreement —
the child
gets the sulks

. . . . .

These seem rather superficial against the quote that inspired them:

[…] “You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind”                 […] – Mahatma Gandhi

Also they seem more about the urge for life and/or spirit that about freedom of thought.

for: Carpe Diem’s “Use that Quote” #3, Mahatma Gandhi

9 thoughts on “use that quote

  1. I think that Mahatma Gandi was all about the urge to live and have spirit. He wanted the people of India to live as their own people. He showed his strength of spirit by choosing the hard road to follow – his spirit lent strength to those who needed it and thus allowing all their own freedom to think and believe as they wished.
    With all that said, I think what you wrote fits very well with the quote that inspired them.

    Cheers

    1. Thanks John. Mahatma Gandi is still lending strength to us, isn’t he.
      It is interesting that I heard Bill Clinton saying this was a quote that inspired him and that he was told it by Nelson Mandela. Mandela used it through his dark days in prison.

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