Tuesday, June 1, 2010

A Powerful Pull (Poem)

A Powerful Pull

The outer show's what's hard to keep up

— the limitless blue of cloudless sky,
the progressing of green nudged to be.

Emptiness contains its own space,
wants for no time to fill nor shape to form,

lets you strip down to nothing
to feel nothing

but the powerful pull of possibility.

© 2010 Maureen E. Doallas. All Rights Reserved.
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I wrote this poem for the Tuesday, June 1, Blog Carnival sponsored by Bridget Chumbley at One Word at a Time and Peter Pollock of Rediscovering the Church.

The Blog Carnival is a biweekly online event open to anyone. Participants write on a one-word prompt or topic. This week's is "emptiness".

At Bridget's place you'll find a list of links to all of the contributions, which are posted throughout Tuesday and often through to the end of the week.

The Blog Carnival's FaceBook page is here.

The prompt for the next Blog Carnival, on June 15, is "compassion".

19 comments:

Glynn said...

"Emptiness contains its own space" -- a great line, full (not empty) of all kinds of ideas. Love this poem, Maureen.

cindy hanson said...

that same line caught me, "emptiness contains its own space"....

M.L. Gallagher said...

me too -- great poem Maureen.

So crisp and clear and full of relevance!

Cassandra Frear said...

Oh, I like this. A lot.:-)

Kathleen Overby said...

'the progressing of green nudged to be' gardener's hope.

jasonS said...

You never cease to amaze me with the power you can pack into such a short space. Thanks Maureen.

Sandra Heska King said...

. . . strip down to nothing . . . to feel the powerful pull of possibility.

Oh, I love this!

Amy K. Sorrells said...

AWE. SOME. girl!!!! Love it!!!!!

S. Etole said...

They've pretty much said it ... I especially liked "the powerful pull of possibility" ....

SUNRISE SISTER said...

"the powerful pull of possibility" DOES IT FOR ME! Wow, very nice:)

xo

n. davis rosback said...

just right

shrinkingthecamel.com said...

If the Blog carnival was a contest, this poem should certainly win - if nothing else, for your line of "emptiness contains its own space" and then comparing that with the powerful pull of possibility.

Powerful truths here.

Bridget Chumbley said...

These words also struck me...

but the powerful pull of possibility

Thanks for another wonderful post, Maureen.

Bina said...

"emptiness contains its own space"

beautiful...

Huggles,
Bina

jenne said...

Hi M.-- I really like this. It makes me think of Linda Gregg's The Apparent, which is in Poetry's archives. I wrote a derivation I'll share some time.

This is a great prompt. Thinking of a prompt thread on our group. And, thinking of you! xxxj

Kelly Langner Sauer said...

what Glynn said - and i know that ending intimate.

Tricia said...

"the powerful pull of possibility" I like that. It give a whole new perspective to emptiness. Thank you.

Ami Mattison said...

Love this poem, Maureen! I wish I had read it before my last blog post. I'd love to figure out how to use it in a future post, if you're willing. Thanks for the inspiration!

Delores said...

I loved this poem. ... the powerful pull of possibility.
Where our creativity comes from!