Verging

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Opening, we become desconstructed by the wind–
returned to air and light
we become shadows,
we become veils and mirrors

Returned to air and light
we become vessels and messengers–
we become veils and mirrors,
we become what is seen with closed eyes

We become vessels and messengers,
we become feathers and then wings–
we become what is seen with closed eyes
and we dance like birds flying

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We become feathers and then wings–
we become the not that is–
as we dance like birds flying
we become the pull of the unknown

We become the not that is,
we become the winter that becomes spring–
we become the pull of the unknown,
of summer that falls always into winter again

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We become the winter that becomes spring,
reflecting the outline of what isn’t there–
of summer that falls always into winter again,
a framework for revenants

Reflecting the outline of what isn’t there,
we become shadows,
a framework for revenants–
opening, we become deconstructed by the wind

A pantoum for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  This one is unrhymed.  I think you can play with the form and still keep the circle if you keep the repetition of lines in place, and I always like to have the first and last lines be the same.  Here’s another one I did for one of Sue’s photos last year that also involves openings:  We Sleep.

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dVerse is featuring the Pantoum for the month of March.  You can read about it and follow the link to the the ever-growing library of poems here.

 

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55 responses to “Verging”

  1. Jodi says :

    Beautiful! I espectially like, “we become what is seen with closed eyes”

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  2. Sharon Mann says :

    A rhythm of life, beautiful.

    Like

  3. D. Wallace Peach says :

    I just can’t get over how much I love this poetic form – probably because you are flawless in the execution. This is a beautiful response to the prompt.

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  4. Sue Vincent says :

    I can’t even pick a line or couplet… this is just superb, Kerfe.

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  5. Gina says :

    you are so right about the not rhyming but connecting the lines, it is still a form of the pantoum where the word interlock, this was exquisite. I like the deconstructing and rebuilding and becoming and then revisiting. a lovely melancholic look at life with gorgeous metaphors.

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  6. V.J. Knutson says :

    Bravo – enjoyable read. Creative use of the prompts.

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  7. robtkistner says :

    “We become vessels and messengers,
    we become feathers and then wings–
    we become what is seen with closed eyes
    and we dance like birds flying”

    This is excellent Kerfe. It captures the almost magical sense of possibility which carries this piece… well written…!

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  8. Jane Dougherty says :

    What a lovely, mystical journey through the half-open door. Birds, of course don’t need doors.

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  9. merrildsmith says :

    I really like this. You are right that it doesn’t have to rhyme, but there is such a lilting rhythm that carries this one along–and such a mystical, magical journey it is!

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  10. Evelyn says :

    Wonderful collage work… !

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  11. msjadeli says :

    i like the ideas and also love the collage

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  12. Grace says :

    Loving the seasonal nature of the pantoum and the collage work. This is my favorite part:

    We become the not that is,
    we become the winter that becomes spring–
    we become the pull of the unknown,
    of summer that falls always into winter again

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  13. petrujviljoen says :

    Truly marvellous Kerfe!

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  14. Olga says :

    Love how this form circles and returns to the beginning and such is life. You have opened a magical door to reflection onto what can be sensed fleetingly in this world of senses, but truly known when eyes are closed. Love the sense of depth in the layers of your collage. A very spiritual journey into the power of words/image to paint the unknowable, the shadows, the opening. ❤

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  15. Nora says :

    Very meditative. I’m struck by “we become the not that is.”

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  16. rivrvlogr says :

    If only we could always be in tune with the planet that experiences these seasons.

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  17. Rosemary Nissen-Wade says :

    Wonderful concepts and images!

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  18. Michele Jones says :

    Nice take on the picture. Enjoyable.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. Ennle Madresan says :

    I’m totally blown away by all I see and read here–thanks for visiting my place so I’d know to come over and have a look. WOWWWWWW!

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  20. Phil Cooper says :

    Beautiful and mysterious , just like life a,

    Liked by 1 person

  21. Frank Hubeny says :

    Nice line: “we become what is seen with closed eyes”

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