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I meditate on space
fold each corner into my soul

glossy and clear
~I transmute all pain~

carve a sacred symbol
that germinates

see the clever, cubed, crystal –

there’s room inside
read my invitation –

don’t be fooled by shadows
forever draws no circles

but charges
with sharp elbows

her blows pierce
and soften

~activate your center~

let’s spin on our sides
and bleed

on walls

Sanaa is today’s host for dVerse’ Poetics. Sanaa says:
For today’s Poetics I invite you all to play a poetry game called, “Dungeons and Derivatives.” The idea here is to select one (from a list of eight sentences) and to change at least one word or more by replacing it with a derivative. Once you are done, unlock the muse from its dungeon and write a poem with the existing sentence… The sentence will change yes, after replacing a word or two with derivatives. Don’t be shy to mold it accordingly.

I chose the sentence: “Perhaps we are reading the shadows wrong; forever cannot draw a circle.” – by Sanaa Rizvi, from, Winter Moon ~ Part Three: Petals of the Sun

Published by Tricia Sankey

Plays with words in her free time.

31 thoughts on “Forever

  1. Triciaaaa wowwwww!!! 😍😍 This is gorgeous, gorgeous work here! I love that you took liberty with the quote .. that is exactly what the challenge called for 🙂 especially admire; “forever draws no circles, but charges with sharp elbows,” yes!! Thank you so much for writing to the prompt! 💝💝

  2. Absolutely gorgeous piece of writing
    Luv luv this alliterative line:
    “see the clever, cubed, crystal –”


  3. Tricia,
    “Let’s spin on our sides,” — I love the colors, the dimensions, that you evoke so effortlessly, and with style. Wonderful.

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