On Being Human #dVersePoetics

this being human is like the stars
smothered in darkness
we learn to shine
our constellations

connect in stories divine
this being human is like the stars
the mass of the galaxy pulling
our weight – guiding us

circling, we spiral and wait
at times a few tens of km/s off
this being human is like the stars
random and ordered

refracted we are
placed without edits
designed flawlessly
this being human is like the stars


Today, Kim of Writing in North Norfolk is hosting dVerse Poetics and says:
The challenge is to write a metaphor poem that starts with the words ‘This being human is…’ It does not have to be in the same format or style as Rumi’s, and you can compare being human to anything you want: a building or place, an object, something natural or something manufactured, a ritual or an everyday act. It is up to you to explore whatever it is in your poem.

46 thoughts on “On Being Human #dVersePoetics

  1. Such a wonderful metaphor, Tricia! I like”
    “smothered in darkness
    we learn to shine
    our constellations
    connect in stories divine”
    and yes, we are flawlessly designed!
    how else could it all work together so well?

  2. I like the way you draw parallels between the stars and being human. Those kind of thoughts came to my mind too with this prompt. Your poem expresses them very fluently.

  3. This is absolutely STUNNING!! 😀 I love; “this being human is like the stars
    the mass of the galaxy pulling our weight.”💖💖

  4. A stunning metaphor poem, Tricia! Every time I meet another person (which is not often as we are still in lockdown) I will imagine them as a sparkling star. I love the image in the lines:
    ‘the mass of the galaxy pulling
    our weight – guiding us
    circling, we spiral and wait’.

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