Resolving the Equations

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Multiply the circumstances–
What rises to the occasion?
What remains, over and over,
expecting to return again?

Look between—what is divided?
Multiply the circumstances.
What is buried?  Which measurements
contain dust and ashes, which bones?

Around the patterned interval
tricks appear as what they are not.
Multiply the circumstances–
ghostlines projected in the air.

Symbols transforming the unseen–
abridged, compounded, mythical–
saved by neither fortune nor fate–
(multiply the circumstances)

A quatern for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  This is another repeating form–the same idea, but with its own distinct rhythm.

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28 responses to “Resolving the Equations”

  1. Olga says :

    Very deep and intertwining ideas. I prefer to consider the patterned intervals as our connections to ourselves. 🙂

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  2. Sue Vincent says :

    “ghostlines projected in the air.” love this image.

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  3. Jane Dougherty says :

    The repetitions give it a ghostly quality, like the ghost appearing in the same place and doing the same thing over and over again.

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Depth of poetic splendor and the picture was quiet eerie. Great poem.

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  5. merrildsmith says :

    I love the repetition and the ghostly imagery. I can imagine some sort of wise woman telling this–mysteries of life and death.

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  6. Jodi says :

    amazingly mysterious and mesmerizing!

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  7. Sharon Mann says :

    I love the mystery of it all…walking through the mysteries of life.

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  8. rivrvlogr says :

    Your last stanza emphasizes the weight of circumstantial evidence. (Sorry for the play on words, but you sum it up so well with that stanza.)


  9. Shuku says :

    The artwork is stunning – it really does convey a sense of ghostlines projected in the air! I also love all the opposites, and how there’s never a real sense of if they resolve or not. Just like life.

    (I did visit the Oracle, by the way! I just haven’t had time to do anything with what she’s given me yet…)

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  10. Claudia McGill says :

    I especially like the first section.

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  11. sheldonk2014 says :

    I love what you did nina between the sewing and the material background it looks like the rings in wood

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