In Wait

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I meet myself without mirrors
I meet myself masked by flowers
I meet myself beyond words

Inside the air, evoke words
Inside the stones, seek mirrors
Inside the earth, bleed flowers

I find my bones among flowers
I find my bones reflecting words
I find my bones as shards of mirrors

Inserting flowers inside the mirrors of echoed words

I’ve combined the NaPoWriMo Day 21 prompt about Narcissus with Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, “Waiting”, above, which reminded me of the way a re-mirrored image can seem to have no end.

I wanted to use a poetic form with repetition, and chose the tritina, which always sounds to me like a spell being cast.


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23 responses to “In Wait”

  1. anuragbakhshi says :

    That was so lovely.


  2. clayandbranches says :

    The repetition is enchanting—like a spell!

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    I like the repetition–and mirrors–it is like a spell. Wonderful last line!

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  4. Cloud Walker says :

    Love the way you sequenced the words in prose xx

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  5. Sharon Mann says :

    I hear these words being chanted for Earth Day. I love your art today.

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  6. Jane Dougherty says :

    It is lovely! As I read it, finding the rhythm and repetition hypnotic, I recognised it as a tritina—I wrote one yesterday for the first time in an age! How odd.

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  7. Sue Vincent says :

    This must be amongst my favourites of your work!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Wonderful! The image evoked mirrors for me too.

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