Evasions (Thursday Doors)

image by Teresa

They say our finite ocean is
but a minor detail–
a boat
resting on the back of Great Fish–
that our true home sets sail


are where we came from—light scattered
and caught by His Eye–
into what reflects His Matters–
the opposite of sky–
held, caged


away from home—I wish to leave
this vessel, to unlock
the door–
there is so much I can’t conceive–
my mind keeps casting thoughts


I number my questions, detail
the longings between words–
what if?
and why?  Who Are You?  Can you tell
me how air flies birds–

image by Erik Johansson

I’ve written a double memeuente for the Thursday Doors Writing Challenge, using an image submitted by Teresa. Serendipitously, I found an image on Erik Johansson’s website that gave me a direction for my poetic narrative. Johanson’s work was introduced to us by Mish at dVerse as inspiration for a surrealistic poem.

I’ve also used some of this week’s words from the Random Word Generator.

I’ve always thought there was a connection between fish and birds.

You can see many doors (and their stories) every week at Thursday Doors, hosted by Dan Antion.

And take a journey through alternate worlds at Erik Johansson’s website here.

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59 responses to “Evasions (Thursday Doors)”

  1. Teresa says :

    Yay wonderful poem! Thanks ❤️

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Colleen M. Chesebro says :

    This surrealist art is amazing! I love that first stanza. I hope to write some poetry today! You’ve inspired me, Kerfe! xx

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  3. D. Avery @shiftnshake says :

    What a wonderful combining of prompts and images! Love the poem! (gotta look into memeuente)

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  4. Dan Antion says :

    This is wonderful, Kerfe. I love how you tied Teresa’s door and the other image together. We need to understand that all life is connected. Thanks for adding this to the challenge

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  5. kim881 says :

    A lovely prompt combination that has produced a great fish poem, Kerfe! I love the way you isolated rhyming words and thought of a mind casting thoughts ashore.

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  6. Mish says :

    Wow, I’m so happy you were able to collaborate the various prompts and images into this piece of profoundness. Nicely done!!

    Liked by 2 people

  7. robertawrites235681907 says :

    Hi Kerfe, what an extraordinarily imaginative poem. I really like the door and the fish island.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. poetisatinta says :

    Fab combination of images and I love the form you have used, works so well Kerfe 💕

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Liz Gauffreau says :

    I particularly like the last stanza of your poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Patricia Furstenberg says :

    Hi Kerfe, what an imaginative poem. I like how you tied all the images together.

    Liked by 2 people

  11. sunhesper says :

    Flying fishlings! 🙂 I’m glad that I get these emailed to me so the visual structure of the poem is preserved. WP’s Reader always forces its own formatting on things, but it’s so evocative and effective for this theme. I needed a good dose of Surrealism today; this was perfect.

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  12. boundlessblessingsblog says :

    Wonderful post Kerfe. Such a profound poem.

    Liked by 2 people

  13. Manja Maksimovič says :

    How lovely and a good combination of visuals. I also wrote a poem (and it’s again the InsideOut poem) to Teresa’s door yesterday and will post it next Thursday.

    Liked by 1 person

  14. Jim says :

    “there is so much I can’t conceive-my mind keeps casting thoughts ashore” sums it up pretty well. I like the visual form with the isolated intro words also. Thanks for your visit, I hadn’t visited or read yours before.

    Liked by 1 person

  15. bikerchick57 says :

    Love your poem and the images of a door and fish. They worked well together to inspire you. Well done!

    Liked by 1 person

  16. ben Alexander says :

    Truly fantastic, Kerfe

    Liked by 1 person

  17. Sunra Rainz says :

    I enjoyed the call and response feel of this poem and the images it accompanies, K. The title too makes sense with the idea of doors 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. msjadeli says :

    Kerfe, I love how you pulled this all together. It’s all a matter of perspective isn’t it.

    Liked by 1 person

  19. paeansunplugged says :

    What a lovely poem, Kerfe! I must try out your form.one day.

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Melissa Lemay says :

    Ahh I love the moon fish birds.

    Liked by 1 person

  21. D. Wallace Peach says :

    I love the poem, Kerfe, and the images are perfect complements. I too have sensed a connection between birds and fish. I know that when I’m scuba diving I have, at times, a sense of flying. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  22. judeitakali says :

    Hey Kerfe,
    I’m looking for your email address to send the books from the tour winnings🙏🏾

    Liked by 1 person

  23. Teagan Riordain Geneviene says :

    I really enjoyed this a lot, Kerfe. Hugs.

    Liked by 1 person

  24. Brenda's Thoughts says :

    Intriguing poem. I enjoyed it very much and really liked the photo with the fish. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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