differences merge

differences merge 1s

over, farther
than light—senses unmoiled
by healing waves we cannot see–

veils expanding around the moon,
elements unweaving,
thrown up and out,

A mirror cinquain for Colleen’s Tanka Tuesday, using synonyms for fall and try.  I love the sound of the word moil, usually used in conjunction with toil to indicate working hard, but with a sense of drudgery.  But it comes from Middle English “to make” and can also mean confusion, turmoil (“perhaps tur(n) + moil”, according to dictionary.com) or to whirl endlessly.

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A good word to consider when reading the news…


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27 responses to “differences merge”

  1. robertawrites235681907 says :

    I really enjoyed this. Great poem.

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  2. randomyriad says :

    I love the way it pops out at me. The colors work so well making it look like it is either alive or a piece of a living ecosystem.

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  3. merrildsmith says :

    You are right about moil. I’m going to have to use it. 🙂
    And yes, it works for the news.
    I really like your ancient circles–somehow, it seems there is some sort of cosmic truth there.

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  4. Jodi says :

    wonderful on so many levels. Moil – a good word. my heart is so heavy today.

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  5. Colleen Chesebro says :

    Excellent Mirror Cinquain! I really love the word “moiled.” Add an intensity of ten times more to the word and you will know how I feel about the news and state of the nation. I’m frustrated beyond words! The intensity in your poem reflects my state of mind. You did fabulously. ❤

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  6. deuxiemepeau says :

    Every time I see your beautiful work I just want to go and play with paints and scissors and paper! I must make time. In the meantime, thanks for the beauty I always find here

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  7. rivrvlogr says :

    over, farther
    than light—”

    This makes me think about this most recent full moon. My view last night was of the moon veiled by glowing clouds (not even an orb), to the slightest bit peeking past a small break in what seemed like black clouds, to the full moon for a brief moment – but with wisps floating past it. I had to wait 32 hours, setting in daylight, to get perfectly clear photos. And while my phone app told me it was 100% full, it obviously wasn’t – with the barest amount of gaps on the right side. Every one of those scenarios was darkness “spilling over, farther than light.”

    And “moiled” did seem to describe those clouds.

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    • memadtwo says :

      That sounds beautiful. I used to be able to see the moon at night from my office and in the morning from my bedroom. Now every room is facing the wrong way or blocked by other buildings. I miss it.
      But of course I still know it’s there.

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      • rivrvlogr says :

        For the last 3 hours before it sets, I have an unobstructed view of the moon from the front of my house. I have to wait 3 hours after moonrise before it breaks free of the trees. After 2 hours, I might time it right and frame it with tree branches. Then there are the clouds!
        But I keep trying.

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  8. Dave Kingsbury says :

    Captures well the feeling of change whose outcome one cannot glimpse or even imagine … though the potential for good remains!


  9. Vashti Q says :

    You’re right. Moil is a great word to describe the world today. It’s heart-wrenching what’s going on. I love your poem.

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