Singpowrimo 2016, Day 5 Prompt
Today, you are simply asked to write a poem that states the things you know to be true.
Extended, the line opens into infinity
Now I can’t guess what I am supposed to say
I know only all
I know full zeros empty circles
Tender minefields broken eggs
But come now: listen.
I know too the sigh of the lingering light
The earth dampness of the new rain
I know only all I know:
Extended, the line returning to itself.
Since i wrote this in April, so many things have changed. And today of all days, many things changed. I came back to this poem today and read it in a completely different light.
I know only all i know; yet all i know has changed –
Yet it is still the line returning to itself:
the dervish still spinning in his devotion
The circle and spiral closing into one.