Taking it to the existential level, after Merrill prompts us to include a chosen proverb in our poem for her Poetics challenge: The Proverbial
Inspired by De’s quadrille prompt in 44 words: Stream
For my dVerse Meeting the Bar prompt of poetry craft and critique, ‘to turn again, about turn again’ we are employing the device of ‘epiphora/epistrophe’ which makes use of consecutive end line repeats of words or phrases. The optional extra is ‘Symploce’ – a consecutive repeat of first and final words.
Since ‘epiphora’ is also a medical term for excess tear production, I have given the poem a sad theme.