rhetorical

rhetorical blk s

are we rivers
are we waves flowing beyond time
are we currents that light delivers
are we vessels that shine

are we waves flowing beyond time
at one with the earth and seas
are we vessels that shine
vibrations reflected through trees

at one with the earth and seas
do our roots sing
vibrations reflected through trees
shimmering like a hummingbird’s wing

do our roots sing
echoing the stars
shimmering like a hummingbird’s wing
music of the spheres

echoing the stars
are we currents that light delivers
music of the spheres
are we rivers

Another pantoum for Sue Vincent’s photo prompt, above.  I tried all kinds of punctuation on this and none of it seemed right, so I finally decided just to take it all out.

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You can supply your own, as needed.

I’ve been reading Richard Powers’ book “The Overstory”.

 

17 thoughts on “rhetorical

  1. I love the artwork. If I were to take it as a Rorshach, it looks like a female figure bottom center, face turned to the side, and all-that-is swirling around her. The pantoum is mesmerizing and has the air of a mantra about it.

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    1. It’s interesting that you compare it to a Rorshach, as I’ve done a lot of work with folding my paintings or monoprints. It’s definitely a form I feel an affinity for (although this was just painted without any folds).

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  2. are we ripples of mindless hate flowing around the trigger of a gun

    Sorry, I imagine you left those questions out on purpose. I’m sure nature intended us to follow the flow of life, waves, light, rivers that you paint so beautifully. What the off-roaders carry along is another matter.

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    1. Perhaps I should have waited for a better time to post this. But right now I can’t see when a good time might be.

      I left my post of despair for today. It’s a haibun, kind of a greatest hits of the world’s violence these last few years…

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  3. well, I for one prefer as little punctuation as possible, or in odd places. so i like your removal.

    and I suppose we are rivers. Chi, perhaps, or blood, or ions flowing negatively. ~

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