Laura Bloomsbury is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight
and has prompted us with 'Paradox' We were to choose
one of three lines from Paul Dunbar's "The Paradox"
or the line given from Wallace Stevens' The Snow Man"
I chose the second option:
"For the listener, who listens in the snow, And,nothing himself, beholds nothing that is not thereand the nothing that is."
Image by Free-Photos from Pixabay
My dear friend, Chuck Lindholm, known to many of you as The Reluctant Poet, who tirelessly shares our works on his site, made a wonderful suggestion that we collaborate on another poem together. A duet was the term he used and I liked the sound of that.
This is what we came up with. I do hope you enjoy it.
The sky awash with hues of cerulean, turquoise and indigo Reflecting my ever changing moods Bright and expectant falling silent with deep thoughts Followed by stillness as the blues turn darker Subtle changes in colors Collaborating Sweeping the expanse Carrying my musings to another dimension
You have bathed me Soothed me Drank my tears and carried me away on your fierce current You have given me your frozen surface so I might skate in the moonlight Your magical existence changes colors with the sun From morning golden pond to shimmering diamonds as twilight claims the day ~~~~~~~~~~~~ I am deep like my sometimes still waters Beneath my surface in its dark mystery live creatures you never see and plants that need no light from the sun Replenished by constant heavy rains I sometimes swell to my limits and crest Breaking my banks and then I am not loved
Amaya is hosting D'Verse Poets tonight and she has prompted us as follows: Tonight, I challenge you to a two-part prompt. Write a poem using apostrophe, and you can name your object/recipient, or choose to be more cryptic than declaring, “O Love…” for instance. This part is optional, or you can skip the first part and just share this portion. Write a response from the perspective of your object/recipient, which will in essence also use apostrophe.