Look further on ahead, there between truth and falsehood, a little empty space.
–Amrita Pritam

This house has
no walls—it emits no
sound, gathers no surroundings from the
air.  It is this:  a place to hesitate before
beginning.  It constantly seeks out
less and less and still less,
a story

compressed in
side an ordering of
emptiness, a letting of going,
a happening of what and is not. Unfurnished,
it decorates its absence without
any punctuation.

Punam introduced us at dVerse to poet Amrita Pritam and gave us a selection of poetic lines to use as inspiration. I’ve written a triquain.

31 thoughts on “Asylum

  1. Kerfe, you’ve articulated, “a little empty space” in a way that gives it life.

    P.S. I got your crow card yesterday in the post. You brought joy to my day with it. Thank you ❤

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      1. You are welcome. I am joining a group about the 13 original Clan Mothers and will be creating some collage/art on them. It may be this years motif for the PoPo also. I need to stop stalling and pull out the art supplies again!

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  2. Asylum, what an odd word, isn’t it. Unwelcome of a sort, yet welcome too. Can’t explain but unsure if the title fits the poem itself (which is by any measure – wonderfully inspired – it is). Could near bring a tear for beauty’s sake. One more of yours to save and hope I have the good fortune to recall and read again, again.

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