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Our years collected and worn–
blurred images of moving light,
multiplied as remnants of form
in a place where days have no weight

Blurred images of moving light,
wandering rooted yet unearthed–
in a place where days have no weight
our location is always inferred

Wandering rooted yet unearthed,
entwined in threads of air–
our location is always inferred
like outlines of skeletal prayer

Entwined in threads of air,
our voices echo in disarray–
like outlines of skeletal prayer,
a presence hovering halfway

Our voices echo in disarray–
unbodied, but too tangled to deny–
a presence hovering halfway,
an absence dancing in the sky

Unbodied, but too tangled to deny–
multiplied as remnants of form–
our absence dancing in the sky,
our years collected and worn

Another pantoum, for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  This started out as a very different poem, but I think the Oracle is still hanging around.

otherworld close up s

dVerse is featuring the Pantoum this month.  In case you haven’t noticed, it’s a form I like a lot.

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33 responses to “Otherworld”

  1. Sue Vincent says :

    Fabulous. The pantoum is not an easy one to pull off well. Every week you leave me amazed, Kerfe. But this one is just something else!

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  2. Gina says :

    a look at life from all angles, knowing ultimately it comes full circle, but what we do with the threads and that circle carries weight to the final destination. i really love how you used the form here, to ponder over the mysteries of life. you do the form so well, the connection to something more mystical than we give credit to echoes through the pantoum.

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  3. Ennle Madresan says :

    Your writing (and art) talent WOW’s me–I’m amazed anew every time. Blessings to you today 🙂

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  4. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Fantastic poem and the oracle suits every stanza in your poem, Marta. Ephemeral and all comes to a full circle.

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  5. Jane Dougherty says :

    I found myself concentrating less on the form and more on the words. You manage to create different images when the lines are repeated, so the repetition passes unnoticed. Those images of unearthed but rooted, tangled in the air, are so evocative of weightlessness, lack of attachment, yet feeling bound to something intangible.

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  6. Jodi says :


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  7. Violet Lentz says :

    Expertly written and your form is flawless..

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  8. V.J. Knutson says :

    It’s a form you do very well.

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  9. D. Wallace Peach says :

    Beautiful artwork and pantoum, Kerfe. I like the form a lot too.

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  10. Glenn Buttkus says :

    A fine dose of metaphysics here. You had me at /like outlines of skeletal prayer/. Your subtle rhyme schemes work well. I got sort of lost with the fifth stanza, but then probably the Pantoum has multiple forms.


  11. msjadeli says :

    “wandering rooted yet unearthed–” I love this line. You have used your first line as your last line as intended by my understanding of the form, where the meaning has shifted. Such a beautiful pantoum.


  12. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    I love this… the form lends itself to a dreaminess that work so well.

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  13. Grace says :

    Such mystic and energy from your poem and photo. The opening lines really captured my attention and set the tone.

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  14. robtkistner says :

    I like the mystery contained herein Kerfe, it’s a captivating read!

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