Am I lonely since there is no other? Always and only now, my voice is heard Breaking silence, in prayer, thinking aloud. Were those conversations, validation? Mirrors to our presence, two together Purposeful of union, and existence. Ten thousand words, and surely thousands more Passed into the past like lines on water. Silence is sentence for the isolate. I listen out for angels in the void.
Bless divine gods and men! Tetractys, the eternally flowing creation. Divine number, profound, pure unity comes holy four mother all first-born Ten
us,divine number, thou who generatedgods and men ! O holy, holyTetractys , thou that containest the root and source ofthe eternally flowing creation! For thedivine number begins with theprofound, pure unity until itcomes to theholy four; then it begets themother ofall, the all-comprising, all-bounding, thefirst-born, the never-swerving, the never-tiring holyten , the keyholder of all.
For my MTB prompt Numbering 10: a ten line stanza(s), ten syllable, decuain poem (decasyllabic decastitch) And/Or a Tetractys of descending syllables 1,2,3,4,10 (mirrored in reverse). Mine is an erasure poem from the Pythagorean prayer to the Tetractys equilateral triangle.
30 thoughts on “Two on Ten”
Great work on this form, which sounded too complicated for me to even attempt in my present state! You really captured the essence of an ‘eternally flowing creation…’
I could not resist that Pythagorean prayer Ingrid else I would have been stuck for the Tetractys
I am sure that there are angels there in the emptiness… but that emptiness must be very hard.
yes indeed Bjorn – so I keep listening!
Lost in admiration…
lost for words of thanks Marina
Honestly… thank YOU, Laura
bless You Marina ❤
Very impressive, Laura, and powerful.
Those angels in the void–I hope you hear them.
many thanks Merrill – am learning that the void is not emptiness!
That’s a special thing to learn, Laura. I’m happy for you.
Love them both, Laura, and the erasure TOTALLY blew me away. I could never…
And thanks for hosting with such a cool prompt.
thanks for such high praise Ron – and for joining the prompt with your appreciation.
I was intrigued by the Pythagoreans and the magic 10
Bravo brave poet.
Your Divine Triangle is intetesting. I opted for the simpler the decuain
both were challenging Gillena so thank you for your comment and for joining in
Loneliness is so difficult, unbearable at times — but there are always memories to recall, weighted to the positive. Fine write Laura.
spot on Rob and thank you
Wonderful poetry in honor of our Mysterious Mother.
many thanks Lisa
That’s an amazing erasure poem.
And living alone in this pandemic–you capture so well the constant conversation with yourself. (K l
and post pandemic too! but thank you K for your appreciation
Some say there is only the love poem. Others say all poetry is prayer. Here’s an example where both are essentially true. – Brendan
Brendan, I wish I could frame your comment ❤
Lines 7-9 of the left-hand poem spoke most to me. Though i am not any kind of expert on this kind of poetry, it seems to me that you have done a marvelous job on both variations.
my first time with these styles so thank you
May angels guard you in the void and keep praying (I believe someone is listening)! Thank you for a challenging prompt, Laura.
lovely comment Lynn – many thanks
“I listen for angels in the void.”
One line of many that touched me in her gorgeous poem, Laura
thank you – that line came to me from who knows where?!
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