Thursday, June 9, 2011

Getting the Rhythm (Poem)

Getting the Rhythm

Compassion
wants only practice: 
Extend hands,
open heart.
Repeat your rhythmic pattern.
Hear it echo back.

© 2011 Maureen E. Doallas
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I'm participating in the #Trust30 challenge, an online writing/reflection initiative for which a prompt is posted daily. All of the prompts to date are here.

Today's poem, in Shadorma form (six lines of no or no set rhyme following the syllabic pattern 3-5-3-3-7-5), is my response to the 10th prompt from author Eric Handler:

To believe your own thought, to believe that what is true for you in your private heart is true for all men, that is genius. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

What is burning deep inside of you? If you could spread your personal message RIGHT NOW to 1 million people, what would you say?

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My responses to prompts to date, all in the form of poems, are:

What You Imagine

Let Me Tell You

Unreal

Words to Live By

Birthplace

Answer in Time

Giving Meaning to Others

Zigzag

Fifteen Minutes to Count Down

6 comments:

Elizabeth Young said...

I love this short poem! It is both soft and powerful and the ending a resounding crescendo. Beautiful Maureen!

Louise Gallagher said...

This reads like a song from the heart.

It echoes like waves rolling into shore, fanning out, pulling back and moving in again.

Beautiful!

HisFireFly said...

Yes, oh my heart, yes!

Hannah Stephenson said...

"Words to Live By" is one of my favorites of yours--it's very YOU.

nance marie said...

ripples of echos

beautiful
beautiful
beautiful

S. Etole said...

yes! to all of the above ... the questions that come through this challenge are challenging indeed, aren't they?